Osteoporosis

There’s a lot of information out there about osteoporosis, and sifting through it to find the messages that are important to you can be difficult. A gynecology and obstetrics practice might seem like an odd place to discuss osteoporosis, but bone loss is one of the areas in which your OBGYN plays a key role in your general healthcare. For many women, a gynecologist is the first person to detect signs of osteoporosis. Our doctors at Woodward & Associates provide expert detection, treatment, and prevention to manage Osteoporosis.

It’s Better to Know.

Osteoporosis is sometimes called a silent disease because many women don’t notice a problem until they break a bone. Our goal is to assess risk early and regularly so that proactive treatment can begin in the earliest stages of bone loss.  We order painless bone density screenings that provide extremely accurate measurement of your risk level and the condition of your bones. Though complete prevention is unlikely, early detection enables us to use treatments that slow the loss of bone density.

Options for treating Osteoporosis

We take a holistic view of Osteoporosis treatment, which means that we consider the entire array of treatment and prevention options. This gives you the best chance of retaining your bone density, preventing fractures, and slowing the progression of the disease.

Treatment methods fall into a few categories:

  • Exercise
  • Medicine
  • Nutrition
  • Hormone Management

While bone loss can begin at any age, women over 50 are at greatest risk for developing the disease. Once osteoporosis has developed, it is rarely reversible. We can help you assess your risk, prevent fractures, and maintain an active lifestyle.