Bone Health Management Specialist

Tri-State Specialists

Orthopedic Surgery & General Surgery located in Sioux City, IA & Le Mars, IA

Properly managing bone health gives you the quality of life you deserve, as it can prevent or treat osteoporosis and other bone diseases. The experienced practitioners at Tri-State Specialists in Sioux City, Iowa, assist you with bone health management. They help prevent, detect, and treat bone problems to maximize your health and quality of living. Call the office for an appointment today or use the online scheduler.

Bone Health Management Q&A

What is bone health management?

Bone health management at Tri-State Specialists involves preventing, detecting, and treating bone abnormalities before serious complications arise. The team of doctors at Tri-State Specialists uses the most advanced imaging techniques to optimize bone health.


What are the risk factors for osteoporosis?

Numerous factors increase your risk of developing low bone density and osteoporosis. Examples include:

  • Being sedentary
  • Tobacco and alcohol use
  • Low calcium and vitamin D intakes
  • Being very thin
  • Older age
  • Family history of osteoporosis
  • Thyroid, estrogen, or testosterone imbalances
  • Eating disorders, such as bulimia and anorexia
  • Taking certain medications

Women are more likely than men to develop osteoporosis because they have less bone tissue and often experience hormone fluctuations associated with menopause.


How can I maximize bone health?

To help prevent osteoporosis and other bone disorders, practitioners at Tri-State Specialists create a personalized treatment plan just for you. Maximizing bone health involves:

  • Getting plenty of calcium and vitamin D through diet or supplements
  • Completing regular weight-bearing exercises
  • Avoiding smoking
  • Not drinking excessively  

Dairy products and plant-based alternatives, such as soy and almond milk, are good sources of calcium and vitamin D. The best time to build bone mass and strength is before age 30. After that, your goal is to prevent bone loss associated with aging.


How are bone problems diagnosed?

The providers at Tri-State Specialists complete bone mineral density tests and other advanced imaging procedures to assess bone health. These imaging techniques determine how dense your bones are and whether you’re at risk of (or have) osteoporosis or another bone disorder.


What is the treatment for bone diseases?

Your personalized bone health treatment plan is based on whether you have a bone disease and how severe it is. Your specialist might recommend:

  • Diet changes
  • Taking dietary supplements
  • Getting more exercise
  • Taking medications to prevent or slow osteoporosis progression
  • Hormone replacement therapy
  • Bone fracture treatment
  • Surgery for bone cancer

Adopting a healthy lifestyle is the best way to optimize bone health and prevent future problems. Early detection and treatment of low bone density can drastically improve your quality of living. Schedule a bone health evaluation with Tri-State Specialists over the phone or online today.