We provide FREE bone density test to promote the importance of bone health. The test measures your bone density and shows if your bone is at healthy, osteopenia or osteoporosis level. Bone density is a reliable indicator of the hardness and strength of your bone. Bone density test is available at:
- Participating pharmacies, on routine basis.
- Scientist Home Wellness, by appointment.
Do check out our bone density test schedule below.
We also work with healthcare providers, community centers, non-profit organizations, corporations in extending bone density test to the public.
Bone density test is also known as bone mineral density or BMD test. We use ultrasound bone density scan machine and the scan would be carried out on your wrist.
Bone mineral density test can be done using MRI or Dexa besides the ultrasound scan.
Are Your Bones Healthy & Strong
To keep your bone density in check, it would be a good practice to go for a bone density test on a routine basis if you fall under any of the categories below:
- age over 40, or post menopause
- not exercising
- thin body structure
- back starting to hunch
- not sleeping well
- family history of having osteoporosis
- taking medication which may affect bone density
- have not done bone density scan for more than 2 years
If you're working on increasing your bone density level whether by way of exercising, adopting healthy diet and lifestyle or intake of nutritional supplements, you can always monitor your progress via bone density test.
Rapid health tests are also made available at Scientist Home Wellness to facilitate the checking and monitoring of:
- uric acid
What is Osteoporosis
World Health Organization (WHO)'s Definition Of Osteoporosis:
“Osteoporosis is diagnosed when the loss of bone density and strength leads to unacceptably high tendency for bones to fracture i.e. to break which may cause disability, pain, deformity, dependence and death. Therefore, prevention, early detection and treatment would reduce these negatives. The bones of the forearm, spine and hip are most prone to osteoporotic fracture.”
Osteoporosis is characterized by low bone density with T-score of -2.5 and below. Low bone density would result in weak bones, and it's vital to increase your bone density level. You may want to seek advice from healthcare professionals on how to improve your bone density.
Osteoporosis is a silent disease as it does not show any symptom regardless of how low your bone density is. You may not know that your bone has become weak until a bone is fractured or broken. Anyone can develop osteoporosis, but it's more common in women.
Falls are the number one cause of bone fracture in older adults regardless of gender. Hence, if your bone density is low, it is important to avoid falling down and carry heavy things so as to minimize the risk of getting a fracture.
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Bone Mineral Density Test Schedule
Check out and visit the nearest participating pharmacy to check your bone density level.
Contact us for an appointment to perform bone density and/or rapid health tests at Scientist Home Wellness.