Tag: bone density measurement

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. 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.

Research suggests that not

Build Bone Strength With Weight-Bearing Exercise

If you are a postmenopausal woman, you are at risk for osteoporosis—having weak, brittle bones that are more susceptible to fracture. The good news is, doing simple exercises can improve your bone strength and reduce your fracture risk.

“The effect of exercise on bone health results from the strain on bone

What Is Osteopenia?

What Is Osteopenia?

Many people are familiar with the term osteoporosis, a disease in which your bones become weak and brittle. But what is osteopenia? Osteopenia is the term used to describe a state of low bone-mineral density that’s not as severe as osteoporosis but that can lead to osteoporosis in some people.

The

Dos and Don’ts for Strengthening Bones If You Have Osteoporosis

If you’ve lost bone mass due to osteoporosis, you need to do all you can to preserve and build the bone you have.
This means regularly engaging in an exercise program that includes resistance and balance training, as well as low-to-moderate intensity aerobic activity, depending on the severity of

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