According to the National Osteoporosis Foundation, a woman’s risk of breaking a hip due to osteoporosis is equal to her risk of breast, ovarian, and uterine cancer combined. But, how do you know if you should be checked for osteoporosis? Talk to women’s health provider, Angela Fitch, APRN. She will ask you about your risk factors, including family history, weight loss, and smoking to name a few.
Angela may determine that you would benefit from a Bone Density Test, where special equipment scans the bones in the lower spine and hip, the most at-risk areas of osteoporotic fractures. It’s a simple, quick, and painless procedure providing results in only a few days.