Low bone mass and osteoporosis causes bones to become weak and brittle – so brittle that a fall or even mild stresses like bending over or coughing can cause a fracture. Certain factors may put you at a higher risk. Do any of these apply to you?
Taken corticosteroids for several months at a time
Either parent had hip fractures
Mayo Clinic Health System’s new Bone Health Clinic can help with prevention, diagnosis and individualized treatment. For more information speak with your primary care provider.
Available on the Albert Lea and Austin campuses, Bone Health Clinic appointments are by referral only.