Less Is More - But Not With Your Bones
by Greene County Medical Center - May 25, 2017
How many skeletons are in your closet?
The only one that really matters is the skeleton under your skin - you only get one set of bones!
Did you know your bones are live tissue that grow an change throughout your life? It's true. That's why you've got to keep them strong and healthy along the way.
According to the National Osteoporosis Foundation, "healthy bone looks like a honeycomb. When osteoporosis occurs, the holes and spaces in the honeycomb are much larger than in healthy bone."
Unlike some physical signs of aging - such as greying hair and additional wrinkles - it's impossible to see how your bones are changing as you age. Osteoporosis can sneak up on you.
Feeling a little shorter?
Seeing a stooping posture when you look in the mirror?
Have a bone break recently?
As we age, osteoporosis becomes more and more common. The National Osteoporosis Foundation reports that 54 million Americans have osteoporosis. The Foundation notes that "1 in 2 women and up to 1 in 4 men, age 50 or older, will break a bone due to osteoporosis."
How can you monitor your bones? A bone density test. And who can do one for you? Greene County Medical Center's imaging team.
Don't let your important skeleton break. And be sure it's standing straight and tall.
May is Osteoporosis Month - there's no better time to call and schedule your bone density test.