DEXA Bone Scanning - Preserving Bone Density. Importance of regular testing

DEXA Bone Scanning - Preserving Bone Density. Importance of regular testing

by Shearly (SU)
: Healthy bones are literally the foundation for a healthier life. Your bones provide the scaffolding and structure for your muscles. Bones also protect your organs and allow you to move, bend and walk. Bones are not static though, they are constantly changing as old bone is broken down and new bone is formed. This day to day, hour to hour remolding process continues over the course of our lifetime. As we age, however, the process does tend to slow down and we begin to lose bone mass, producing slightly less than what gets lost in the ongoing shuffle.