What is Osteoporosis?

Osteoporosis is the most common bone disorder. With osteoporosis, the body loses bone mineral density and bone strength, increasing the risk of fracture. There are no warning signs at the beginning. In fact, most people don’t even realize they have it.

Bone fracture, pain, deformity, and disability may not appear until osteoporosis becomes more advanced. That’s why osteoporosis is often called the “silent killer.”

50% of women will suffer a fragility fracture in their lifetime. 25% of men will suffer a fragility fracture in their lifetime. If you have had a previous fracture, you are 2 times as likely to sustain another. Recognition and treatment of your fragility fracture can reduce risk of future fractures by 50%.

Our approach to Bone Health

The good news is that osteoporosis is preventable! The Campbell Clinic Center for Bone Health is here to help. Through bone density testing and other means, we can perform a thorough evaluation of your current bone health and your risk for future bone fractures. We provide all the latest osteoporosis treatments following best practice guidelines endorsed by leading medical societies and associations.

The Center for Bone Health at Campbell Clinic is ready to help you! We give you personalized care that’s right for you based on your unique risk profile, health, family history and test results.

You are at risk of developing osteoporosis if you:

  • Have a history of a bone fracture.
  • Have a history of certain medical conditions, such as rheumatoid arthritis.
  • Use certain prescribed medicines, for example, extended use of steroids such as prednisone.
  • Use tobacco products.
  • Drink alcohol.
  • Have a family history of osteoporosis.
  • Do not exercise.

Consider making an appointment if you are:

  • Over the age of 50 and have fractured a bone.
  • A woman who is 65 years old or older and who has never fractured a bone.
  • A man who is 70 years old or older and who has never fractured a bone.
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Your Campbell Clinic Bone Health Specialist in Memphis

Kelley M. Funderburg, FNP-C

Specialties: Bone Health, Nurse Practitioner, Nutrition
Locations: Germantown, Medical Center

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