GP & Bone Health
The Bone Health Service goal is prevention and treatment for patients with Osteoporosis.
Osteoporosis – a “silent disease”
Osteoporosis is often referred to as a “silent disease” because bone loss occurs without symptoms. Indeed, the first symptom can often be a fracture. By that time, a woman has often lost 30% or more of her bone mass. If evaluated at an early stage, patients can initiate prevention and treatment prior to the clinical manifestations of this silent disease.
Our goal is to evaluate patients at an early stage to prevent the major complication of osteoporosis (fractures), and begin treatment as early as possible to prevent additional disease manifestations.
The Bone Health Service is led by a Consultant Rheumatologist:
It then involves a multi-disciplinary team comprising:
- Occupational Therapy, and