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May is Osteoporosis Awareness and Prevention Month.

Did you know? Women are 4 times more likely to develop osteoporosis than men.

What is osteoporosis? Osteoporosis is a disease that weakens bones, increasing the risk of sudden and unexpected fractures.

What are the risk factors for osteoporosis?

Low body weight, low estrogen levels, an irregular menstrual cycle, inadequate nutrition, lack of exercise, smoking and drinking alcohol, are all risk factors of osteoporosis. Good bone health can be achieved by eliminating these factors.

Postmenopausal women, typically 50 years +, have lower levels of estrogen as their ovaries have stopped producing this hormone. Low estrogen levels are associated with bone loss. Healthcare providers can provide bone density tests. If you have a family history of osteoporosis it is important to ask for this test at this stage of your life.

Until about age 30, a person normally builds more bone than he or she loses. During the aging process, bone breakdown begins to outpace bone buildup, resulting in a gradual loss of bone mass. Once this loss of bone reaches a certain point, a person has osteoporosis.

How Is Osteoporosis Related to Menopause?

There is a direct relationship between the lack of estrogen during perimenopause and menopause and the development of osteoporosis. Early menopause (before age 40) and any prolonged periods in which hormone levels are low and menstrual periods are absent or infrequent can cause loss of bone mass.

How Is Osteoporosis Treated?

Treatments for established osteoporosis (meaning, you already have osteoporosis) include:

  • Hormone therapy.
  • Medications such as Actonel, Evista, Fosamax, Reclast, and Boniva
  • Calcium and vitamin D supplements.
  • Weight-bearing exercises (which make your muscles work against gravity).

How Can I Prevent Osteoporosis?

There are multiple ways you can protect yourself against osteoporosis, including:

  • Exercise.
  • Eating foods high in calcium.
  • Vitamin D.
  • Medications. Actonel, Evista, Fosamax, and Boniva are some of the drugs available to help treat and/or prevent osteoporosis.
  • Estrogen.
  • Other preventive steps. Limit alcohol consumption and do not smoke.

Schedule a personalized menopause consultation (covered by insurance) during May and receive a free gift.

Dr. Javaid specializes in aspects of every stage of a woman’s life. She is a Board Certified Gynecologist, a Specialist in Menopause and has completed individual training with Dr. Goldstein.  If you have any questions regarding osteoporosis, please call Dr. Javaid at 513.404.4166

Coolsculpting News!

We have the newest applicators and a second machine to offer you the most effective, quickest, and best coolsculpting experience. A second machine allows us to offer DualSculpting - we can freeze fat twice as fast!

CoolSculpting® has solved the problem for over 14 million people who voted "arm fat" the 3rd most troubling area on their body.* The CoolAdvantage Petite™ Applicator is designed to treat upper arms safely and effectively.

Product of the Month

Buy a SkinCeutical Antioxidant and receive a free SkinCeuticals Sunscreen! While supplies last.

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20% off gift cards

Treat the woman in your life this Mother’s Day - 20% off all gift cards to our medi spa! Services include facials, botox, coolsculpting, fillers, and chemical peels.

This May we are celebrating MOM with Make Over Monday!

Monday, May 15 9am - 3:30pm

Plump those puckers and smooth those lines!

BOTOX Discounted to only $11 / unit!  When you purchase Botox or filler enjoy our MAKEOVER MONDAY DEALS:
Save 20%
on fillers: Juvederm Voluma, Juvederm Ultra XC, Juvederm Ultra Plus XC, and Belotero
Save 30% on: OBAGI Vitamin C Serums and ELASTIderm eye products.  Plus receive a certificate for a COMPLIMENTARY CHEMICAL PEEL.  Appointment is necessary.

Community Give Back

This month’s community giveback is Dress for Success. Dress for Success is an international not-for-profit organization that empowers women to achieve economic independence by providing a network of support, professional attire and the development tools to help women thrive in work and in life. We’re asking you to donate new and gently used women’s clothing, shoes and accessories that are clean, in good repair and current.