Dr. Daniel Ngui, BSc (P.T), MD, CFPC, FCFP, Family Physician, discusses What is the Treatment for Osteoporosis
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Featuring Dr. Daniel Ngui, BSc (P.T), MD, CFPC, FCFP
What is the Treatment for Osteoporosis
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Osteoporosis is a vitality important topic that you and your physician may speak about.
In fact, osteoporosis is sometimes more common than heart disease, cancer, and stroke risks combined. The risk of having an osteoporotic factor over one’s lifetime is one in three in women, and in fact, one in five in men.
Typically, doctors start thinking about osteoporosis over age 50, but you may have some predisposing conditions that may lead to osteoporosis under 50.
Now is a very important time to speak to your physician about osteoporosis management and treatment. There has been changes that have occurred that will really help your physician.
Osteoporosis can and have come up with an absolute fracture-risk calculator, as well as the World Health Organization called the Fracture Risk Assessment Tool. These tools in combination with a complete history, physical exam, height and falls assessment can help your physician see what your risk is of having osteoporotic factor in the future.
It’s important if you have any questions or any concerns, that you make an appointment to speak to your physician or your local expert. Treatments vary according to patients as well as physician, so once again, make an appointment and speak to your physician.
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This content is for informational purposes only, and is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified healthcare professional with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition.