Know More About Your Bones
In promoting the importance of bone health and, in order understand your needs and serve you better, we provide FREE Bone Mineral Density Test for you to know how healthy and strong your bones are at our health partners’ premises i.e. pharmacies, community centers, corporate offices as well as our wellness center.
You may check out our Bone Density Test Schedule below and visit the participating pharmacies or our wellness center to do a bone density test.
At our wellness center, we've made available for you the following rapid tests. Just contact us for an appointment to do any of the tests.
1) Bone Density Test (FREE)
2) Uric Acid
3) Total Cholesterol
4) Blood Sugar
Bone Density Test
Do you know how healthy and strong your bones are? A bone mineral density test is a way to test the strength and hardness of your bones.
It’s a good practice to have your bones checked on a routine basis i.e. every 6 months especially if you're over age 50 or post-menopause. Your bone density level will give you a good indication on your bone health.
If you're working on improving your bone density whether by way of changing your diet or lifestyle or taking nutritional supplementation, you can always monitor your bone's condition and/or progress after about 3 months via bone density test.
We use ultrasound scan machine and the scan would be carried out on your wrists. It's a FREE service for you!
Are Your Bones Healthy?
Osteoporosis is characterized by low bone mass, resulting in weak bones. It's a silent disease as osteoporosis does not show any symptom regardless of how low your bone density is. You might not know that your bones have become weak until a bone is broken. Anyone can develop osteoporosis, but it's more common in women.
Falls are the number one cause of bone fractures in older adults regardless of gender. Hence, if your bone density is low, it is important to avoid falling down and carry heavy stuff so as to minimize the risk of breaking your bone.
Here's 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.”
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Bone Density Test Schedule
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