Gender plays an influential role in bone health. Women are at a greater risk of osteoporosis because women have less bone tissue 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.
Women's Bone Health
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.
One of the major uses of DEXA is to detect osteoporosis in its earliest stages. DEXA scans provide you and your doctor with a highly accurate assessment of your body mass in three key areas: fat mass, lean body mass and bone mass. This is essential to assess the effects of obesity, aging or other major health issues that can affect women.
To learn more about your bone health, schedule an appointment with our Life Designer by calling 407-646-7025 or register online.