Bone Mineral Density is measured with a Dual X-Ray Absorptiometry Test, known as a DEXA scan. This is a quick and painless test that is performed right here in our office.
By measuring BMD, it is possible to predict the risk of fracture much as it is possible to measure blood pressure to predict the risk of stroke. BMD cannot predict the certainty of a fracture; it can only predict the risk of one.
The National Osteoporosis Foundation estimates that 10 million people in the United States have osteoporosis and that nearly 34 million more have osteopenia; which puts them at a greater risk of developing osteoporosis.
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