Bone & Muscle
1 in 3 women and 1 in 5 men are affected by osteoporosis.
What is osteoporosis?
Osteoporosis is a condition that causes bones to become thin and porous. It decreases their strength and increases the risk of a fracture, which is most likely to occur in the wrist, spine, shoulder and hip. It is often called the “silent thief” because bone deterioration occurs without symptoms until it becomes fractured.
Osteoporatic fractures are more common than heart attack, stroke and breast cancer combined. In fact, at least 1 in 3 women and 1 in 5 men will be affected by osteoporosis during their lifetime, and 80% of all fractures in Canadians over the age of 50 are caused by this condition.
Healthy bones and muscles are critical to health living. At MyHealth Centre, our bone and muscle diagnostic services include: