May is Osteoporosis Awareness & Prevention Month and our health clinics at the Lake of the Ozarks would like to honor that by inviting you to our FREE bone density scans event. Osteoporosis can weaken your bones and eventually fracture them. Osteoporosis can be caused by a number of things. For example, any one of the following may be a risk factor:
- Having a thin body frame
- Not exercising
- Having a low calcium diet
- Low testosterone levels
- Lack of Vitamin D
- Genetic disorders
- Frequent alcohol consumption
- Being female
- Being Caucasian or of the Asian race
According to the CDC: 5.1% of men 65 years of age and over have Osteoporosis of the femur neck or lumbar spine. 24.5% of women 65 years of age and over have Osteoporosis of the femur neck or lumbar spine.
Receive your FREE Bone Density Scan at COMC in honor of Osteoporosis Awareness and Prevention Month!
When: May 9th and 16th
Where: COMC Richland and Osage Beach Locations
What is a Dexa Scan?
This exam measures bone density and can detect osteoporosis before a fracture occurs. This can predict your chances of future fractures, determine your current rate of bone loss and can assist your provider in diagnosing osteoporosis and advising you in appropriate preventions and treatment for the disease.
The exam consists of a questionnaire and about 10 minutes laying down while your bones are scanned. Wear comfortable clothes without large metal buckles, buttons or jewelry.
Who should receive a scan?
•All women over age 65
•Any post-menopausal women
•Anyone on oral steroids longer than 3 months
•Men age 70 and over
•Anyone over age 50 with a history of bone fractures
•Anyone over age 50 that is a current smoker
PLEASE NOTE: In order to get a free scan, you must pre-schedule it. To schedule, please call 573-460-6028. Space is limited so register soon!
We Hope to See You There!
Our Richland Medical Center is located at 304 W. Washington Ave. in Richland and our Osage Beach Medical Center is located at 3870 Columbia Ave in Osage Beach. We also offer the following services at each location:
For more information on these locations and the services that are offered at each, call 573-765-5141 for the Richland location and 573-302-7490 for the Osage Beach location.
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573.765.5141 — Richland
573.302.7490 — Osage Beach
573.346.4446 — Camdenton
573.317.9200 — Stone Castle
573.765.2510 — Dental
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