Osteoporosis, a condition in which bone mass and strength significantly deteriorates, is a threat to more than 28 million Americans – 80 percent of whom are women. The best way to prevent this disease is to build strong bones early in life. Unfortunately, even women who maintain a healthy and active lifestyle may be at risk of developing this debilitating condition, especially during the years following menopause. Women with osteoporosis can lose up to 20 percent of their bone mass, making them more susceptible to fractures and injuries.
SMMC is pleased to offer bone mineral density evaluations to our patients. This non-invasive screening provides an accurate measure of bone mass and strength and provides valuable information that will guide your physician’s treatment recommendations.
What can you do to take charge of your bone health?
To learn more about our bone health services, call 913-676-2220.
Center for Women's Health: 913-676-2220
Shawnee Mission Medical Center
Monday-Thursday, 7:30 a.m.-7:30 p.m.
Friday, 7:30 a.m.-5 p.m.
Prairie Star (K7 & Prairie Star Parkway)
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday,
7:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m.
Tuesday, 7:30 a.m.-7 p.m.
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