Gender plays an influential role in bone health. Women are at a greater risk of osteoporosis because women have less bone mass than men. As you age, your bones become thinner and weaker increasing risk of fractures or breaks, especially in the hip, spine and wrist. In women, bone loss increases dramatically at menopause due to decreasing estrogen levels.
While it's essential to build strong and healthy bones during childhood and adolescence, taking necessary steps to protect bone health during adulthood is important for a healthy and active lifestyle. Florida Hospital for Women at Winter Park Memorial Hospital offers Bone Densitometry (Dexa Scan) and imaging equipment right in the comfort or our very own women’s center.
To learn more about your bone health, schedule an appointment by calling 407-646-7018 or register online.