The “gold standard” of bone mineral density testing is call a DEXA scan.It is encouraged for most people age 50 and above.If there is a family history of osteoporosis or an individual has health issues that would speed up bone loss, such as chemotherapy, a test should be taken at a younger age.The test is often covered by your health insurance plan and is extremely easy to take.No needles, no undressing (as long as you don’t wear any metal) and a machines just passes over your body using a low-dose x-ray.
We found a great synopsis of FAQ’s, frequently asked questions, that we encourage you take a look at! http://www.womensmedicine.org/frequently-asked-questions-about-bone-density-testing.html
The big question remains though! If I do have osteoporosis or it’s precursor, osteopenia, what do I do about it? Please take the time to investigate our BStrong4Life System which has been shown to reverse the effects of osteoporosis and increase bone mineral density.