Osteoporosis Specialists Batavia IL

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Elena Gogoneata, MD
(630) 268-0200
1049 E Wilson St Ste 160
Batavia, IL
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Rheumatology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Inst De Med Si Farm, Carol Davila, Bucharest, Romania
Graduation Year: 1985

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Lee Von Lichtenberg, MD
(630) 232-2391
302 Randall Rd Ste 307A
Geneva, IL
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Rheumatology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Loyola Univ Of Chicago Stritch Sch Of Med, Maywood Il 60153
Graduation Year: 1975

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Shaiba Zeenath Ansari-Ali
(630) 232-2391
302 Randall Rd Ste 307-B
Geneva, IL
Specialty
Rheumatology

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Charles Leo Derus, MD
(630) 906-5008
1877 W Downer Pl
Aurora, IL
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Mn Med Sch-Minneapolis, Minneapolis Mn 55455
Graduation Year: 1978

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Dr.Alan Jacobson
(630) 859-6700
1870 West Galena Boulevard
Aurora, IL
Gender
M
Speciality
Rheumatologist
General Information
Accepting New Patients: Yes
RateMD Rating
5.0, out of 5 based on 1, reviews.

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Lee Lichtenberg
(630) 232-2391
302 Randall Rd
Geneva, IL
Specialty
Rheumatology

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Veronica Mesquida
(630) 584-1400
2525 Kaneville Rd
Geneva, IL
Specialty
Rheumatology

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Gowhar A Khan
(630) 801-7505
1177 N Highland Ave
Aurora, IL
Specialty
Internal Medicine, Rheumatology

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Charles Leo Derus, MD
(630) 859-6700
1877 W Downer Pl
Aurora, IL
Specialties
Medical Management, Rheumatology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Mn Med Sch-Minneapolis, Minneapolis Mn 55455
Graduation Year: 1978
Hospital
Hospital: Rush -Copley Med Ctr, Aurora, Il; Provena Mercy Center, Aurora, Il
Group Practice: Dreyer Medical Clinic; Dreyer Medical Clinic West Aurora Office

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Dr.Robert Carpenter
(630) 717-2630
Wellness First, Cantera Lakes, 28377 Davis Parkway, Ste 605
Warrenville, IL
Gender
M
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Il Coll Of Med
Year of Graduation: 1980
Speciality
Rheumatologist
General Information
Hospital: Edwards
Accepting New Patients: Yes
RateMD Rating
3.2, out of 5 based on 6, reviews.

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What's Your Risk of Osteoporosis?

Most of us who are 50 years old or older are acutely aware of the many changes we see in our bodies. The mirror shows us everyday that we ain't what we used to be. But there are some things we can't see that may need your attention. One of those is a condition called osteoporosis. You've probably already heard about it but may not think it applies to you.

Osteoporosis is a decrease in bone mass. The bone is less dense, a concept referred to as a decrease in bone mineral density (BMD) -- a thinning of the bone, so-to-speak. Left untreated, bones can become brittle and break causing bone fractures and other problems.

You may not think this applies to you, but half of all adults over the age of 50 are affected. How can you tell if you have osteoporosis? Your primary care physician is the best person to evaluate and advise you. But educating yourself about this skeletal disease, recognizing your risk factors, and practicing some prevention is a very good idea.

First, who is at risk? Are you? According to the National Osteoporosis Foundation (NOF), there are two categories of risk factors: lifestyle factors and medical risk factors. Lifestyle factors include things like too much alcohol, tobacco, caffeine, and antacids (aluminum). Not enough calcium, vitamin D, and physical activity add to your risk. These are all considered modifiable risk factors, meaning you can do something about them to reduce your risk.

Some of the medical risk factors are nonmodifiable. For example, there's not much you can do about your age or sex (women are at greater risk than men). A previous fracture, poor vision (contributing to falls), poor balance, and some medications also increase your medical risk of decreased bone mass. Some of these are modifiable, while others are not. Your physician will help you sort out which are your risk factors and how to reduce your risk as much as possible.

Although older Caucasian (white) women (especially after menopause) are the group affected most often, anyone of either sex (male or female) and of any color (racial or ethnic background) can develop osteoporosis. In fact, there is evidence now that not enough calcium and having diabetes mellitus has bumped up the number of Hispanic women affected by osteoporosis.

Men can also develop osteoporosis. This is especially true if they are over 70 years old or have low levels of testosterone hormone and any of the other risk factors already mentioned. Caucasian men are affected most often (seven per cent), followed by African American men (five per cent), and Hispanic men (three per cent). Those figures compare with 20 per cent for both Caucasian and Asian women.

If you have any of these risk factors, you should be evaluated. The next question is what kind of testing is available to see if you do have osteoporosis? The gold standard (number one tool used) is still dual-energy X-ay absorptiometry (DXA, pronounced Dex-uh) scanning. It's painless, noninvasiv...

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