Osteoporosis Weston FL
Dr. Charles Kahn and Dr. Wayne Riskin, M.D. are the leading Weston, FL area osteoporosis specialists. The disease, which causes a gradual loss in bone density through the thinning of bone tissue, affects 20% of women aged 50 and older. There are a few reasons for this. Aging can cause phosphate and calcium, which are the building blocks of bone, to be re-absorbed by the body, making the bones brittle and prone to fracture. In addition, decreasing levels of estrogen in women (as well as testosterone in men) make older people more prone to osteoporosis. So can a lack of calcium in your diet, as well as illnesses including kidney disease, vitamin D deficiency, rheumatoid arthritis, hyperthyroidism and eating disorders.
Most people don’t realize they have osteoporosis during the early phases as there are no real symptoms. Later, tiny bone fractures can lead to painful bones, lower back and/or neck pain, fractures
and the stopped posture and/or height loss many of us associate with osteoporosis.
Osteoporosis Diagnosis & Treatment in Weston FL
How can you tell if you have osteoporosis if there are no symptoms? A bone mineral density test performed by a Weston, FL osteoporosis doctor will let you know if you have osteoporosis or are at risk of developing it in the future. Other tests, including urine tests, blood tests and tests to evaluate bone fractures may also be performed.
Dr. Charles Kahn & Dr. Wayne Riskin are the Leaders in Treating Osteoporosis in Weston Florida
Dr. Charles Kahn and Dr. Wayne Riskin are the Weston areas most experienced rheumatologists, with over 30 years of experience each in the field. They will custom tailor an osteoporosis treatment strategy to fit your symptoms and lifestyle, with options including regular light exercise, dietary changes and cessation of smoking or drinking alcohol. You may also be prescribed medications specific to your type of osteoporosis that may to strengthen your bones or prevent further bone loss.
If you suspect you might be at risk of developing osteoporosis. Contact Dr. Kahn and Dr. Riskin for an appointment now, so you can begin taking better care of your bones today.