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Osteoporosis -3.0? What Your T-Score Means for Your Bone Health

Osteoporosis -3.0? What Your T-Score Means for Your Bone Health

What is osteoporosis? Think of it this way: Healthy bones are in a state of continuous breakdown and rebuilding. This process, called remodeling, is performed by specialized cells called osteoclasts, which resorb (break down) old bone, and osteoblasts, which form new bone.
In young adults, remodeling happens in a balanced fashion

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What Is a DEXA Scan?

What Is a DEXA Scan?

A DEXA scan, also written as DXA scan, is what health professionals call dual-energy X-ray absorptiometry, and it’s a test that measures the strength of your bones as you age. A DEXA scan is necessary for certain individuals because the body manufactures bone less efficiently as we get older. But

Guidelines for Osteoporosis Medications Call for a ‘Drug Holiday’

Bisphosphonate drugs are medications designed to treat osteoporosis by increasing bone density. The first bisphosphonate was approved by the US Food and Drug Administration in 1995. However, ongoing safety reviews have revealed concerns about effects from long-term bisphosphonate use, which have been linked with a small (less than one percent)

FYI: More Women Over 65 Need to Be Screened for Osteoporosis

Researchers who analyzed medical records of more than 50,000 women discovered that nearly half of women who were age 65 and older had not had a dual-energy X-ray absorptiometry (DXA) scan, a test that measures bone mineral density and reveals whether osteoporosis is present.

Among women 65 and older, about 58

The New Osteoporosis Patient

The concerns of osteoporosis for women are well documented, but did you know that men are also at risk for serious fractures due to the condition? Research has shown that 1 in 4 men over the age of 50 will break a bone during his lifetime due to osteoporosis.
Yet, when

How to Accurately Test for Vitamin D Deficiency

Several tests are available from your doctor to determine your degree of bone loss or rate of bone breakdown with the DEXA scan being the “gold standard”. But, a test for vitamin D deficiency may be the most important test of all.

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