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DEXA Scan (Bone Density Test) Frequently Asked Questions – Naperville, IL

By on Feb 18, 2014 in UCC |

The “gold standard” of bone mineral density testing is call a DEXA scan.Ai?? It is encouraged for most people age 50 and above.Ai?? 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.Ai??Ai?? The test is often covered by your health insurance plan and is extremely easy to take.Ai?? 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.

1073We 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.