Bone loss (osteopenia or osteoporosis) puts both men and women at risk for spine and hip fractures, a common cause of late-life pain and immobility. Your physician evaluates your bone mineral density using DEXA technology and then explains your results and offers recommendations. For women, this can help in making decisions about hormone-replacement therapy, other medications and exercise programs. Younger women at risk for osteoporosis because of chronic dieting, compulsive over-exercising, family history or low dietary calcium can use these test results as a baseline in overall health planning. Men at risk, smokers, and people over 60 should also consider this service – at-risk individuals receive valuable advice about exercise and calcium replacement.
Note: Can be combined with DEXA Body Composition.