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Bone Health

Most people think of bones as hard and lifeless when, in fact, they are living tissue. Just like muscles, bones get stronger the more you use them. Unfortunately, as women age, it becomes more difficult to keep bones strong, especially after menopause, when ovaries produce less estrogen. Approximately 50% of women over the age of 50 develop osteoporosis and are at risk of an osteoporosis-related fracture. The good news is that osteoporosis can be prevented and there are painless, non-invasive tests that can help diagnose osteoporosis for women who are at risk. At Mount Carmel, we offer a variety of tools to help keep bones strong and healthy, including bone densitometry, nutritional counseling and physical therapy. We also offer both kyphoplasty and vertebroplasty — advanced surgical options for correcting vertebral fractures.

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