If you suffer from osteoporosis, there’s a good chance that you also may have heart disease, and now researchers are finding out why. Hollywood Diagnostics Center brings this informative article to show how important bone health is.
Osteoporosis is the bone-thinning disease that occurs with aging and tends to occur more often in women. In the US, 10 million people have osteoporosis, and 18 million more are at risk of developing the disease. While the condition does occur in men, about three-quarters of those with osteoporosis are women.
Researchers at the University of Southampton, in England, were among the first to use a special scanning technique to analyze the wrist bones of 350 men and women ages 70 to 85. They discovered that people with a history of cardiac problems, including coronary heart disease, angina, heart attack, and heart failure had lower wrist bone density than those who did not, and therefore were at greater risk of developing osteoporosis. This occurred more often in the study’s male subjects.
If you do have heart disease, a bone density scan from Hollywood Diagnostics in Hollywood, Florida might be in order, especially if you have other risks for osteoporosis.
Other risk factors for osteoporosis include being a woman (especially if menopausal), being Caucasian or Asian, having a history of the disease in your family, and being small-framed.
If you are ready to schedule a bone density scan to see where you stand with the battle against osteoporosis at the best center in Hollywood, Florida then you have come to the right place! To book your scan today please contact our medical team here or call us at: (954) 966-3600. At Hollywood Diagnostics Center we look forward to the opportunity to serve you in all your future medical imaging needs. Including Open MRI, High-field MRI, PET Scan, CT Scan, Mammography, Ultrasound, Echocardiogram, X-ray, EKG, and of course Bone Density Scans and more!