Osteoporosis Screening and Prevention
Explanation of Diagnosis
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You can prevent some osteoporosis from occurring with:
- Proper diet with calcium and Vitamin D
- Not smoking
- Limiting alcohol intake
- Limiting certain medications, if appropriate
Current guidelines from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services recommend osteoporosis screening for adults aged 50 years and older who have sustained a fracture AND for all women aged 65-85 years AND for all men 70 and older.
If you meet these criteria, your CORE Institute provider may recommend a dual-energy x-ray absorptiometry (often referred to as ‘DXA Scan’).
We also may refer you to see The CORE Bone Health specialist or your primary care physician.
The CORE Institute is committed to optimizing bone health in a preventative fashion by following and reporting on national quality measures. We need your participation to assure adherence to these standards.
Treatment for osteoporosis can include exercise, diet changes, and/or use of specialized osteoporosis medications.
Calcium and vitamin D are essential for maintaining healthy bones. Below are the recommended dosages, based on age and gender for daily intake of calcium and vitamin D. If you have had a fracture, you may have a different recommendation to maintain healthy blood levels.
|Age||Calcium||Vitamin D||Calcium||Vitamin D|
|19 – 50 years||1,000 mg||600-4000
|51 – 70 years||1,000 mg||600-4000
|71+ years||1,200 mg||800-4000
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