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Home > Medical Services > Women's Health > Bone Health > Osteoporosis Risk Factors
Discuss your concerns about osteoporosis with your healthcare provider and obtain an order for DEXA bone density exam. For more information, call the Women's Center at (319) 398-6690. For scheduling, please call (319) 861-7778.
Virtually everyone experiences some bone loss after age 35. However, women have less bone tissue than men to begin with and are, therefore, more susceptible to osteoporosis. In addition, women often have accelerated bone loss during menopause.
If you're at risk, talk to your doctor or the professionals at Mercy Women's Center about obtaining accurate and current information on osteoporosis and understanding therapy recommendations.