Your Bones Healthy & Strong
Strong, healthy bones power us through our days. They’re essential to women’s health, allowing us the freedom of movement and the ability to enjoy our favorite activities. Protect your bone health with the experienced team at AdventHealth Heart of Florida, formerly Heart of Florida Regional Medical Center.
We work closely with the women we see and give you the tools you need to reduce your risk of bone loss. And, when you need it, we offer osteoporosis treatments to slow the process and promote bone growth.
For Every Stage of Life
Healthy bones begin with a healthy lifestyle. AdventHealth Heart of Florida, formerly Heart of Florida Regional Medical Center, offers care for your body, mind and spirit so you can move with strength and grace throughout your day.
Stay on top of your bone health with DXA scans; receive accurate diagnosis that you can trust; and – when you need it – be confident the care and osteoporosis treatments we provide will protect your bone health.
- Improve Bone Strength
Keeping your bones healthy for life is important. As women, bone health is affected by many factors including childbirth and menopause.
There are a few things you can do to lessen your risk of getting thin, brittle bones, including:
- Avoid alcohol, tobacco and caffeine
- Exercise regularly
- Get enough calcium and vitamin D
- Perform weight-bearing exercises
- Bone Health Screenings
If you or your doctor suspects you’re at risk for osteoporosis, we use advanced screening tools along with a full medical history to understand your condition.
Screening techniques help evaluate the progression of bone loss and include:
- Bone mineral density tests (DXA scan or bone densitometry)
- Clinical evaluation, risk assessment and a blood test
- Fracture risk assessment
- Prevent Bone Loss
If early screenings indicate you’re beginning to lose bone density, we’ll work closely with you on a treatment plan to slows bone loss.
Our experienced team will offer tailored advice on how specific lifestyle changes can improve your bone health and offer recommendations on other treatments, which may include:
- Medicine to stop bone loss and rebuild bone strength
- Nutrition guidance
- Physical activity
- Osteoporosis Treatment
Osteoporosis treatment focuses on more than your bones: Your doctor will work closely with you to help you avoid fractures, strengthen bones and reduce future bone loss through an effective treatment plan that may include:
- A healthy diet
- Lifestyle changes
- Regular exercise
- Vitamin D supplements