Osteoporosis (Brittle Bones)

Osteoporosis is a condition in which bones have become fragile and therefore are more prone to fractures and breaks.

Women are more likely to suffer from osteoporosis than men.  Some of the risk factors that increase the chances of acquiring osteoporosis are:

  • Gender
  • Age
  • Family history
  • Being small and thin
  • Smoking
  • Low sex hormones
  • Diet
  • Alcohol
  • Some medicines (for example steroids)

It is a silent disease and is often only apparent when a break or fracture occurs.

Osteoporosis is treatable with medicines and lifestyle change.

There is a test for osteoporosis which measures the bone mineral density.  This is commonly called a DEXA scan.

Rheumatologists specialise in the management of osteoporosis.

 

Osteoporosis Specialists at Nottingham Road

What happens next?

In order to be able to see you at Nottingham Road Clinic you will need a letter from your GP. Once you have the letter or the GP has agreed to write to us please contact us to make an appointment. Unfortunately we are unable to see any patients under the age of 18.

Make a Booking Enquiry

Please contact our Clinic Manager, Maria Flint, on 01623 624137 or fill in the contact form below. All enquiries and bookings are handled in complete confidence by our Clinic Manager.





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