On October 20, Providence arranged a get together for our senior patients and their spouses to create awareness on Osteoporosis. A bone density was done with ultrasound of the wrist. Subjects were educated about a calcium in the diet, screening for osteoporosis, treatment for osteoporosis and medical treatment.
Osteoporosis is a silent disease and the first manifestation of osteoporosis is a fracture. It is better prevented by ensuring a good diet and exercise to build up bone and preserve it. Once diagnosed, it should be investigated and treated.