How to Fight Osteoprosis: Strong Bones for Men and Women
Join Dr. Todd Swenning October 20 for Lecture at Mizell Senior Center
Did you know that a man is more likely to break a bone due to osteoporosis than he is to get prostate cancer? That’s just one of the surprising facts about osteoporosis, a condition that affects 10 million Americans. Osteoporosis is a disease of the bones resulting in low bone mineral density (BMD). This condition occurs when the body loses too much bone or makes too little bone or both.
To learn what osteoporosis means to you and your loved ones, join Desert Regional for a seminar on October 20 at the Mizell Senior Center. Dr. Todd Swenning, an orthopedic surgeon and specialist in fracture management, will help you understand what you can do to strengthen your bones and minimize the risk of a fracture.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, each year about 2.8 million older adults are treated in emergency room departments for fall injuries. One out of five falls causes a serious injury such as broken bones or head injury. More than 800,000 people a year are hospitalized because of a fall injury, most often because of a head injury or hip fracture. Dr. Swenning also will discuss home safety tips to help prevent falls, which prevents fractures.
The National Osteoporosis Foundation reports that a woman’s risk of fracture is equal to her combined risk of breast, uterine and ovarian cancer.
He also will discuss treatment options are available for those with osteoporosis including two categories of medications – anti-resorptive medications that slow the progression of bone loss and anabolic drugs that help the body produce more bone.
Bones are living, growing tissue and are comprised of collagen, calcium-phosphate mineral complexes and living bone cells. As such, your bones do respond both positively and negatively to what you eat and your level of activity. It’s never too late to improve your bone health.
Learn more at this informative seminar!
“How to Fight Osteoporosis: Strong Bones for Men and Women”
Thursday, October 20
1 p.m. to 2 p.m.
Mizell Senior Center
480 S. Sunrise Way
Palm Springs, CA
Click here to register.