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The Complete Guide to DEXA Bone Scans

The Complete Guide to DEXA Bone Scans

by Stephanie Meadows
So you’ve been told by your doctor you need a DEXA bone scan. What is it? Is it uncomfortable? How should you prepare? Read on for the answers to these and more questions on DEXA bone scans.

The Importance of Routine Osteoporosis Screening in Men

The Importance of Routine Osteoporosis Screening in Men

by Shearly (SU)
Osteoporosis is a disease that causes bones to become more porous and sponge-like. Known as a “silent” disorder, it does not usually show symptoms until a fracture occurs. When there is a break, the fractures are more likely to occur in the spine, wrist and hips and can be debilitating.

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.

Should I Get a DEXA Scan to Prevent or Reverse Osteoporosis?

Should I Get a DEXA Scan to Prevent or Reverse Osteoporosis?

by ih-ini admin
Are you at risk for osteoporosis? Have you already been diagnosed but don’t know how severe your case is? A DEXA scan can help determine whether you have osteoporosis, as well as the severity of your case so you can get proper treatment.

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