Bone Mineral Density Scan Your Bone Density & Strength
Bone mineral density scan measures the bone density and strength of your bone. We provide FREE bone mineral density scan at participating pharmacies and our wellness center to promote the importance of bone health. The bone mineral density scan is also available at our health partners’ premises i.e. healthcare centers and community centers. Do check out our bone density scan schedule below.
We use ultrasound machine to scan your bone density and the scan would be carried out on your wrist.
Bone mineral density scan can be done using MRI or Dexa besides the ultrasound scan.
You may visit the nearest participating pharmacy to check on your bone density level.
At Scientist Home Wellness, rapid health tests on uric acid, cholesterol, glucose are also available besides the bone mineral density scan. Just contact us for an appointment.
Are Your Bones Healthy & Strong?
It would be a good practice to go for a bone mineral density scan on a routine basis i.e. every 6 months especially if you're over age 50 or post-menopause to keep your bone density in check.
If you're working on improving your bone density whether by way of changing your diet, lifestyle or taking nutritional supplement, you can always monitor your bone density after about 3 months via bone mineral density scan.
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.
Osteoporosis is a silent disease as it does not show any symptom regardless of how low your bone density is. You might 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 Density Scan Schedule
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