Kayal Osteoporosis Center
SYMPTOMS OF OSTEOPOROSIS
Aptly called a “silent killer,” osteoporosis is rarely symptomatic in its early stages. Most patients do not complain of pain or experience postural changes until the disease is well advanced. At Kayal Osteoporosis Center, it is our mission to educate about disease risk factors before symptoms occur, and to help patients retain a healthy, active lifestyle for years to come.
Based upon your history and risks, Dr. Robert A. Kayal, MD and his team of NJ osteoporosis specialists may recommend bone density testing to assess potential bone loss. When detected early, Kayal Osteoporosis Center physicians have the best chance of slowing or stopping the disease cycle using cutting-edge therapies.
At first, patients may mistake osteoporosis for arthritis. As bones become progressively weakened and the disease advances, osteoporosis symptoms may include:
- Back pain and joint swelling
- “Kyphosis,” or hunched posture
- Loss of height due to disfigurement
- Vertebral (backbone) fractures
- Spinal compression fractures
Bone disease impacts people of all ages, but post-menopausal Asian and white women are most at risk. Patients who notice the above symptoms, or those who (1) experience early menopause, (2) have a family history of osteoporosis, or (3) have taken corticosteroids for a long time, should speak with our industry-leading NJ osteoporosis doctors about disease prevention and bone density assessments. Don’t wait for osteoporosis to steal the life you enjoy. Contact our Bergen County NJ osteoporosis testing center today!