Osteoporosis Specialists Jacksonville AR

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Jason A Dare
(501) 364-3686
800 Marshall St # 512-2
Little Rock, AR
Specialty
Internal Medicine, Rheumatology

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Hugo Eduardo Jasin, MD
4301 West Markham Slot 509
Little Rock, AR
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Rheumatology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ De Buenos Aires, Fac De Med, Buenos Aires, Argentina
Graduation Year: 1956

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Stephen Da Costa Holt, MD
(501) 227-8000
10001 Lile Dr
Little Rock, AR
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Rheumatology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Tx Med Branch Galveston, Galveston Tx 77550
Graduation Year: 1973

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Dr.Laura Trigg
(501) 227-8000
10001 Lile Drive
Little Rock, AR
Gender
F
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ar Coll Of Med
Year of Graduation: 1981
Speciality
Rheumatologist
General Information
Hospital: Little Rock Diagnostic Center
Accepting New Patients: Yes
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Leslie Dawn McCasland, MD
4301 W Markham St
Little Rock, AR
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Rheumatology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Tn, Memphis, Coll Of Med, Memphis Tn 38163
Graduation Year: 1994

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Columbus Brown IV, MD
(501) 686-5160
500 S University Ave Ste 615
Little Rock, AR
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Rheumatology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ar Coll Of Med, Little Rock Ar 72205
Graduation Year: 1998

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Laura Ballard Trigg, MD
(501) 227-8000
10001 Lile Dr
Little Rock, AR
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Rheumatology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ar Coll Of Med, Little Rock Ar 72205
Graduation Year: 1981

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Luis Ricardo Zuniga Montes, MD
(501) 686-5586
4301 West Markham Street Slot South
Little Rock, AR
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Rheumatology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ De Caldas, Fac De Med, Manizales, Colombia
Graduation Year: 1988

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Thomas Matthew Kovaleski, MD
500 S University Ave
Little Rock, AR
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Rheumatology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Wayne State Univ Sch Of Med, Detroit Mi 48201
Graduation Year: 1977
Hospital
Hospital: St Vincent Infirmary-Med Ctr, Little Rock, Ar
Group Practice: Practice Management Svc

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James Whitfield Logan, MD
(501) 686-5586
4301 W Markham St
Little Rock, AR
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Rheumatology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: La State Univ Sch Of Med In Shreveport, Shreveport La 71130
Graduation Year: 1987

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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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