Our bones are the foundation of our body, providing structure, support, and protection. But as we age, bone density can decrease, leading to a condition called osteoporosis. Osteoporosis weakens bones, making them more susceptible to fractures. While fractures can occur anywhere in the body, they are most common in the hips, spine, and wrists.

The good news is that osteoporosis can be detected and managed, often preventing fractures before they happen. At Greater Houston Family Medicine in Conroe, TX, we offer comprehensive osteoporosis screening to empower you to safeguard your bone health.

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Who Should Consider Osteoporosis Screening?

The National Osteoporosis Foundation recommends osteoporosis screening for:

  • Women aged 65 and older
  • Men aged 50 and older with risk factors
  • Adults of any age who have sustained a fragility fracture (a fracture caused by a minor fall or bump)

At our facility in Conroe, we offer a variety of osteoporosis screening methods to assess your bone mineral density and risk for fractures. The gold standard for diagnosis is Dual-energy X-ray Absorptiometry (DXA). It uses low-dose X-rays to measure bone mineral density in the hip and spine. In some cases, we may also utilize handheld bone density screening devices for a quick and convenient assessment of your risk.

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Why Choose Greater Houston Family Medicine for Osteoporosis Screening?

Your osteoporosis screening appointment with our physicians will begin with a discussion of your medical history, family history of osteoporosis, and lifestyle habits. We will also perform a physical examination to assess your overall health and identify any potential risk factors.

Finally, based on your individual needs and risk factors, we will recommend the most appropriate osteoporosis screening method, which may include DXA scans or other options. Here’s more on why our processes and servicing remain the best in the greater Houston area:

  • Experienced and Caring Team:Our team of healthcare professionals understands the concerns associated with bone health and is dedicated to providing you with compassionate and personalized care.
  • Comprehensive Screening Options:We offer a variety of screening options to assess your risk for osteoporosis, ensuring the most appropriate approach for your individual needs.
  • Early Detection:Early detection of osteoporosis is crucial for effective management and prevention of fractures.
  • Personalized Treatment Plans:We can develop a personalized treatment plan to manage and improve your bone health, potentially incorporating medication, lifestyle modifications, and referrals to specialists if needed.

Taking Charge of Your Bone Health

Osteoporosis is a manageable condition. Early detection and intervention are key to preventing fractures and maintaining bone health. Line up an appointment for osteoporosis screening at Greater Houston Family Medicine in Conroe, TX, and take a proactive step towards safeguarding your bones.

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