Osteoporosis Specialists Sebring FL

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Rachna Mehra, MD
805 US Highway 27 S
Sebring, FL
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Rheumatology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Indira Gandhi Med Coll, Himachal Pradesh Univ, Shimla, Hp, India
Graduation Year: 1971

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Gary Montsdeoca, MD
(863) 382-9100
4343 Sun N Lake Blvd
Sebring, FL
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Rheumatology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Miami Sch Of Med, Miami Fl 33101
Graduation Year: 1971

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Charles Lee Clay
(813) 908-5658
6800 N Dale Mabry Hwy
Tampa, FL
Specialty
Rheumatology, Emergency Medicine

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George Ernest Robinson, MD
(727) 398-6661
8466 Lockwood Ridge Rd PBM 237
Sarasota, FL
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Rheumatology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Howard Univ Coll Of Med, Washington Dc 20059
Graduation Year: 1985

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Jorge Carlos Perez, MD
(305) 752-7959
1385 Coral Way Fl 3
Miami, FL
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Rheumatology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Auto De Ciudad Juarez, Esc De Med, Ciudad Juarez, Chihuahua
Graduation Year: 1985

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Luis M Pena
(863) 385-8010
4301 Sun N Lake Blvd
Sebring, FL
Specialty
Rheumatology

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John Michael Houri
(772) 283-8380
2081 Se Ocean Blvd
Stuart, FL
Specialty
Rheumatology

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Diana Craig Harris, MD
(850) 434-9992
2441 N 9th Ave Ste A
Pensacola, FL
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Rheumatology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Louisville Sch Of Med, Louisville Ky 40202
Graduation Year: 1974

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Paul K Williamson, MD
(781) 593-3400
89 W Copeland Dr
Orlando, FL
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Rheumatology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ma Med Sch, Worcester Ma 01655
Graduation Year: 1979

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Rizwan Mansoor
(386) 719-6520
4551 W Us Hwy 90
Lake City, FL
Specialty
Internal Medicine, Rheumatology

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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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