Osteoporosis Specialists Lorain OH

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Daniel James Holden, MD
(440) 989-2696
5313 Oberlin Ave
Lorain, OH
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Rheumatology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ottawa, Fac Of Med, Ottawa, Ont, Canada
Graduation Year: 1976
Hospital
Hospital: Community Health Partners, Lorain, Oh
Group Practice: Arthritis & Osteoporosis Test

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Vagesh M Hampole, MD
(440) 329-7360
125 E Broad St Ste 215
Elyria, OH
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Rheumatology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Mysore Med Coll, Mysore Univ, Mysore, Karnataka, India
Graduation Year: 1971

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Robert S Perhala
(440) 934-2200
36855 American Way Ste A
Avon, OH
Specialty
Rheumatology

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Dr.Carlos Zevallos
(440) 899-4917
29099 Health Campus Dr # 350
Westlake, OH
Gender
M
Education
Medical School: Univ Peruana Cayetano Heredia, Prog Acad De Med, Lima
Year of Graduation: 1967
Speciality
Rheumatologist
General Information
Hospital: Fairview Gen Hosp, Cleveland, Oh
Accepting New Patients: Yes
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5.0, out of 5 based on 1, reviews.

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Edgardo V Santiago, MD
(216) 521-3430
13535 Detroit Ave
Lakewood, OH
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Rheumatology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Santo Tomas, Fac Of Med And Surg, Manila, Philippines
Graduation Year: 1962
Hospital
Hospital: St John West Shore Hospital, Cleveland, Oh
Group Practice: Edgardo V Santiago Inc

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Vagesh Mahadevappa Hampole
(440) 329-7360
125 E Broad St
Elyria, OH
Specialty
Internal Medicine, Rheumatology

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Robert Stephan Perhala, MD
(440) 934-2200
5324 Meadow Lane Ct
Elyria, OH
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Rheumatology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Oh State Univ Coll Of Med, Columbus Oh 43210
Graduation Year: 1985

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Robert A Mc Nutt, MD
(440) 934-8810
2535 Hale St
Avon, OH
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Rheumatology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ok Coll Of Med, Oklahoma City Ok 73190
Graduation Year: 1976

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Carlos E Zevallos, MD
(440) 899-4917
29099 Health Campus Dr Ste 350
Westlake, OH
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Rheumatology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Peruana Cayetano Heredia, Prog Acad De Med, Lima, Peru
Graduation Year: 1967
Hospital
Hospital: Fairview Gen Hosp, Cleveland, Oh
Group Practice: Rheumatologist Inc

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Cristiana Miriam Boieru, MD
(216) 251-0595
18099 Lorain Ave Ste 441
Cleveland, OH
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Rheumatology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Inst De Med Si Farm, Carol Davila, Bucharest, Romania
Graduation Year: 1981
Hospital
Hospital: Fairview Gen Hosp, Cleveland, Oh

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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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