Bone Density Test Checks If Your Bones Are
Healthy & Strong
Healthy & Strong
Bone density is a reliable indicator of bone's hardness and strength.
We provide FREE bone density test to emphasize on the importance of having healthy and strong bone. The test measures your bone density which shows if your bone is at healthy, osteopenia or osteoporosis level. We use ultrasound bone density scan machine and the scan would be carried out on your wrist.
Bone density test is also known as bone density scan or bone mineral density (BMD) test.
Bone density test is available at:
- Participating pharmacies
- Scientist Home Wellness
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 can be done using MRI or Dexa besides the ultrasound scan.
Who Should Get A Bone Density Test
To keep your bone density in check, it would be a good practice to go for bone density test on a routine basis.
Bone density test is highly recommended if you fall under any of the categories below in order to protect your bone, and to stay healthy, strong and active.
- 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
Aside, if you're working on increasing your bone density level whether by way of exercising, adopting healthy diet and lifestyle or intake of nutritional supplement, you can always monitor your progress via bone density test.
What is Osteoporosis
Definition Of Osteoporosis By World Health Organization (WHO)
“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 a fall and carry heavy things so as to minimize the risk of getting a fracture.
Bone Mineral Density (BMD) Test Schedule
You can always visit the nearest participating pharmacy to check your bone density level. Click on the pharmacy name in our BMD test schedule and you'll get to see the address and map.
At Scientist Home Wellness, we have made available bone density test and rapid health tests on uric acid, glucose and cholesterol to facilitate checking and monitoring. Do contact us for an appointment.