Auburn Hills, MI (PRWEB) April 29, 2013
As a woman ages and transitions into menopause, estrogen deficiency and other factors such as dietary choices, vitamin supplementation, genetic factors, and lifestyle choices like smoking and exercise can affect bone health. Decreasing bone density, common in menopause, can cause the vertebrae to weaken causing compression fractures which can cause a woman to lose height and experience lifelong pain and disability. Bone density testing is a painless evaluation tool, similar to an X-ray, which can quickly evaluate the density of bones in the femur (hip) and spine.
Women’s Excellence in Menopause now offers high quality bone density screening, along with clinical risk assessment counseling by an experienced nurse practitioner. Early detection and intervention can minimize bone loss, allowing the patient to maintain a high quality of life as she ages. For the patient's convenience, the testing and counseling are done the same day. Women's Excellence in Menopause also offers on-site laboratory analysis of calcium, vitamin D, and thyroid hormone levels that can affect bone quality. Individualized counseling on lifestyle modification, vitamin supplementation, and pharmacological options for osteoporosis is offered at every visit.
According to Shannon Hill, MSN, CNP, nurse practitioner and menopause counselor at Women’s Excellence in Menopause, “Osteoporosis starts out as a silent disease, which means women are unaware they have it. This silent bone loss has an effect on a woman's quality of life as she ages. It is important to take the time to thoroughly explain this disease process to the patient and work through treatment solutions that work for that individual to maintain bone quality during the menopausal years.” Shannon Hill also has specialized expertise in weight management and bio-identical hormone therapy at Women's Excellence. "Menopause is a time of transition for women. My job is to help them through it in a safe and healthy way."
Founded by Dr. Jonathan Zaidan, Women’s Excellence in Menopause was created as a specialty center of Women’s Excellence in Obstetrics and Gynecology to help women as they experience menopausal symptoms, whether menopause was caused by surgical or natural means. Women’s Excellence in Menopause specializes in pharmacological and non-pharmacological treatment options, including bio-identical hormones, vitamin supplementation, nutrition, exercise counseling, and healthy lifestyle options to provide women support as they age. The knowledgeable, well trained, compassionate health care providers of Women’s Excellence in Menopause are now accepting new patients. Call for an appointment today (248) 693-0543 or visit http://www.centerofmenopause.com.