Did you know …
52 million Americans are affected by osteoporosis and low bone density.
1 out of 2 American women and as many as 1 in 4 men will have a fracture due to osteoporosis after age 50.
50% of people with an osteoporotic fracture will have another.
Wholestic Nutrition and Evexia is working to generate awareness and inspire behavioral change regarding the critical importance of good bone health and osteoporosis prevention. “Good bone health can and should be a family priority,” said Claire Gill, CEO of the National Osteoporosis Foundation. “There is no shortage of things that everyone can do each day to build stronger bones. It is our hope that National Osteoporosis Month motivates everyone to take simple steps toward improving their bone health and living active, independent lives.”
Most of us think about our bones only when there is a problem.
Unfortunately, osteoporosis is common; however, the disease, which is not a normal part of aging, is serious, causing broken bones, pain, suffering, and life-altering loss of mobility — yet it is treatable and even preventable. Many Americans do not realize that developing osteoporosis is not a normal part of aging. It is crucial to understand that strong, dense bones are built early in life. Typically, peak bone mass is achieved between the ages of 25-30. Understanding this is vital to preventing fractures as we age. Bone mass, density, and strength are impacted tremendously by lifestyle factors, including a healthy diet and exercise. As debilitating as the consequences of osteoporosis can be, they can be prevented, and osteoporosis is treatable.
American Bone Health recently conducted a survey of people whose average age was 65. 68% of respondents were at moderate to high risk of an osteoporosis-related fracture within the next ten years. However, only 16% of the high-risk participants were on an osteoporosis medicine that could reduce their risk of fractures. Another survey indicated 62% of participants believe that not knowing the importance of bone health is the most significant barrier to making it a priority, with only 30% having a bone health plan in place.
In support of Bone Health Awareness Month, Evexia is drawing attention to the numerous factors related to bone health. As part of this effort, we are committed to providing education in addition to offering insightful and reliable testing to understanding bone health.
The Evexia Comprehensive Bone Health Panel includes tests such as vitamin D, testosterone, serum calcium, and serum protein electrophoresis, which can identify abnormal proteins produced by cancers that break down bone. Other critical components of this panel are markers of bone resorption, like deoxypyridinoline cross-links, and markers of bone formation, such as bone-specific alkaline phosphatase, osteocalcin, and intact N-terminal propeptide of type 1 procollagen. This robust panel also incorporates several standard tests such as a complete blood count, a comprehensive metabolic panel, a thyroid panel, a lipid panel, and a complete urinalysis.
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