Osteoporosis is a disease caused by the loss of mineral salts, especially calcium from the bones, together with a weakening of the bones. The most common belief is that it affects only postmenopausal women. Although this is the group of people most at risk, anyone over the age of 35 can suffer, and that means men as well as women. In fact, 1 in 3 women and 1 in 12 men will show signs of osteoporosis.
At The Gresford Osteopathic Clinic, we are very fortunate to have onsite a McCue bone sonometer, which measures the strength of bones using ultrasound at the heel. Used extensively throughout NHS and private hospitals, it is used as a primary tool to help screen for people at risk from osteoporosis.
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