DXA Bone Densitometry

It is an essential tool in the diagnosis and management of osteoporosis. It is a safe and painless procedure which measures bone mass or the amount of minerals in the bone. To a busy person, these symptoms, aside from the fracture are seldom noticed. A person should have a physical exam once a year. A yearly check of your height can help detect osteoporosis. You can also be given tests that show the density of bone. Bone Densitometry helps patients by:

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Symptoms of Osteoporosis

There are a number of symptoms a patient can experience when they have osteoporosis. Such signs include:

  • No early warnings; fraction often first sign
  • Gradual height loss
  • Slight curving of the upper back
  • Pulmonary dysfunction
  • Low bone density