Osteoporosis Awareness Health Talk 骨骼健康關注

Updated: May 18


Thank you for visiting CCACCHealth.org. CCACC is working hard to raise public awareness of the importance of preventive care. In May 2021, we will promote osteoporosis awareness, a bone disease that decreases bone density and increases risk of fractures.


According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), osteoporosis is a condition where bones become fragile and porous, and thus, are more likely to fracture. Bone mass growth slows after the age of 30, increasing risk of developing osteoporosis. Fractures typically occur in the hip, spine, and wrist bones. Risk factors for osteoporosis include being female, older than 65, low body weight, history of fractures in the family, low calcium intake, not enough exercise, prolonged steroid use, and smoking and alcohol use. Also, Asian females are more prone to developing osteoporosis due to smaller bones and not drinking enough milk, which contains calcium.


It’s important to screen for osteoporosis because there are no symptoms until one of your bones breaks. Fractures can cause chronic back pain, loss of height, stooped posture, disability, and even death. A DEXA scan, which is an x-ray, typically of the hip and lower back, will be used to test for osteoporosis by measuring how much calcium and other minerals are in your bones. These measurements can be used to determine what lifestyle or diet modifications and medication regimens should be undertaken to prevent osteoporosis and fractures.


You can reduce your risk of osteoporosis by exercising more, such as walking, climbing the stairs, and lifting weights. Also, make sure you get enough calcium and vitamin D, which are important for bone health. According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture, you can increase calcium intake by eating certain cereals, soymilk, salmon, vegetables, tofu, or dairy products. For people at high risk, diet supplementation with calcium and vitamin D may be necessary to prevent osteoporosis and reduce the incidence of fracture. You can also talk to your doctor about medications for osteoporosis.


At CCACC, we help patients identify risk factors and provide education and screening tools to prevent various diseases. Screening is one of the best ways to reduce osteoporosis symptoms. Call us today to make an appointment for osteoporosis screening.


CCACC健康醫療中心致力提高華裔居民對預防保健重要性的認識,在2021年,我們推出全年疾病預防計劃,每月針對亞裔影響較大的疾病,提供健康話題的講座與疾病的篩查服務。在2021年5月,我們將关注亚裔居民的提高人們對骨質疏鬆症的認識,這種骨病會降低骨密度並增加骨折風險。


根據疾病控制與預防中心(CDC)的報告,骨質疏鬆症是骨骼變得脆弱而多孔的狀況,因此更容易骨折。 30歲後,骨質增長減慢,增加了患骨質疏鬆症的風險。骨折通常發生在髖骨,脊柱和腕骨。骨質疏鬆症的危險因素包括女性,65歲以上,體重低,家庭有骨折史,鈣攝入量低,運動量不足,長期使用類固醇以及吸煙和飲酒。另外,由於骨骼較小,亞洲女性更容易患骨質疏鬆症,並且喝的牛奶中鈣含量不足。


篩查骨質疏鬆症很重要,因為只有一根骨頭骨折才出現症狀。骨折可能導致慢性背痛,身高下降,彎腰姿勢,殘疾甚至死亡。 DEXA掃描(通常是髖部和下背部的X射線)將通過測量骨骼中的鈣和其他礦物質含量來測試骨質疏鬆症。這些測量可用於確定應採取哪些生活方式或飲食調整以及藥物治療方案以預防骨質疏鬆症和骨折。


您可以通過多做一些運動來減少骨質疏鬆症的風險,例如步行,爬樓梯和舉重。另外,請確保您攝取足夠的鈣和維生素D,這對骨骼健康至關重要。根據美國農業部的說法,您可以通過食用某些穀物,豆漿,鮭魚,蔬菜,豆腐或乳製品來增加鈣的攝入量。對於高危人群,可能需要通過飲食中補充鈣和維生素D來預防骨質疏鬆症並減少骨折的發生。您也可以與您的醫生討論骨質疏鬆症的藥物治療。


篩查是減輕骨質疏鬆症症狀的最佳方法之一。在CCACC,我們幫助患者識別危險因素,並提供預防各種疾病的教育和篩查工具。CCACC 健康醫療中心備有骨質測量疏鬆的骨密度測量儀,可以為登記的病人提供免費的篩檢。今天打電話(240-393-5950) 給我們,預約骨質疏鬆症篩查。


講座時間:週五(5/7/2021) 下午3點30分


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