“Many people mistakenly equate osteoporosis with old age. It’s actually a chronic disease where bones become thinner, more brittle and more likely to break.”
And even though age is one risk factor for the disease, it’s important for osteoporosis to be on the radar of younger adults as well. A recent study predicts that worldwide, the number of people age 50 and over who are at high risk of fracture will double by the year 2040, reaching as many as 319 million.”
Join Dr. Andrea Singer as she shares an exclusive interview with Michigan Mom Living readers on the importance of knowing osteoporosis risk factors and the early signs, bone density tests and who is to be concerned about osteoporosis.
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Dr. Andrea Singer Biography: Andrea Singer, MD, FACP, CCD is Associate Professor of Medicine and Obstetrics and Gynecology at Georgetown University Medical Center in Washington, D.C. After graduating from the Albert Einstein College of Medicine in New York, Dr. Singer completed her residency training in internal medicine at Georgetown University Medical Center. Dr. Singer is currently Division Director of Women’s Primary Care within the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at MedStar Georgetown University Hospital. She is also Director of the Bone Densitometry Program, is a Certified Clinical Densitometrist, and is the Medical Director of the MedStar Georgetown Fracture Liaison Service. Dr. Singer is also Clinical Director of the National Osteoporosis Foundation (NOF) and a member of the Board of Trustees. Dr. Singer is a Diplomate of the American Board of Internal Medicine. She is a fellow of the American College of Physicians, a member of the International Society for Clinical Densitometry, the American Society of Bone and Mineral Research, the American Society for Reproductive Medicine, the North American Menopause Society, and the American Association of Sexuality Educators, Counselors and Therapists. Dr. Singer is also an Amgen spokesperson. Her interests include the primary care of women, midlife women’s health, osteoporosis, sexuality and sexual dysfunction, weight management, fibromyalgia, and depression in women, and she has published and lectured extensively in these areas.