An estimated 44 million people in the United States, which is 55% of the adult population over the age of 50, have osteoporosis or are well on their way to it having low bone mass.
Many individuals wrongly believe that osteoporosis is a natural part of aging that only affects women. In reality, one in three and one in five men over the age of 50 develop osteoporosis. Another common misconception is the belief that bone loss cannot be treated once it starts. Again, this is false, under medical guidance strength training can make bones stronger.
Talk to your doctor on your next check up to see if you are at risk and are someone who should get a bone mass measurement, a test that Medicare covers under preventive care. Medicare has a great short video that you can see here to learn more about what Medicare can do for you to help prevent osteoporosis.
Feel free to call our office at 1-800-535-1310 with any insurance questions and our office staff will be happy to help you!