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, fracture can often be the first symptom. By that time, a woman has often lost 30% or more of her bone mass. If bone health evaluation is conducted early on, 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 in Rheumatology and involves a multi-disciplinary team, comprising:
The service is available via referral from your GP. An appointment will be made for your initial meeting with a Consultant Rheumatologist.
Please call 1800 60 10 60 for more information.