Bone Density Screening
Osteoporosis Awareness and Prevention
Osteoporosis results in more than 1 million hip, spine, and wrist fractures annually. This disorder affects nearly one-half of all post menopausal women, the largest group at high risk for osteoporosis. Women over 50 should consider getting a baseline bone mineral density test. It is quick, painless and can be done in as little as ten minutes.
Research in Osteoporosis, the disorder in which progressive bone loss results in increased risk of fracture, is making important new advances. A key factor in this success has been the availability of new and improved equipment to measure bone density.
Using a bone densitometer, physicians can measure patient bone density and follow it over time. If the patient’s bone density is low, or decreases at an abnormally fast rate, the patient may be at risk for osteoporosis. Through changes in diet, exercise habits and/or medication, further deterioration of bone can be prevented.
A doctor’s prescription is required to schedule your bone density screening. To schedule your bone density test, call 409-853-5800.