Have you recently undergone a bone density test or are you planning to schedule a test soon? If so, it’s important you understand what your bone density scores mean. Use our bone density chart to interpret your test results.
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Some common health concerns among postmenopausal women include breast cancer, heart attack, and stroke—but a medical condition that is more common than all of these is often overlooked. The condition is osteoporosis—weak, brittle bones that put you at high risk of suffering a bone fracture.
“More women suffer osteoporotic fractures each
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
If you are a postmenopausal woman, you are at risk for osteoporosis—having weak, brittle bones that increase your odds of fracturing a bone. The good news is, doing simple exercises a few days a week can improve your bone strength and reduce your fracture risk.
“The effect of exercise on bone
It’s a question that should concern all women: “What is osteoporosis?” Yet it also should concern men, who may not be aware they also could be at risk for the disease.
What Is Osteoporosis? It Starts with an Imbalance
You may not realize that your bones—like all your body tissues—are metabolically active,
High-Intensity Exercise Can Safely Improve Bone Mineral Density
If you think you need to avoid certain types of exercise because you have low bone mass (osteopenia or osteoporosis), recent research findings may change your thinking. A study that was published in the Journal of Bone and Mineral Research showed that women
Osteoporosis is a condition characterized by deterioration of bone tissue that results in compromised bone strength.
“In simpler terms, osteoporosis is loss of bone mass and bone density,” says Dorothy Fink, MD, an endocrinologist at the Weill Cornell-affiliated Hospital for Special Surgery.
The main health risk associated with osteoporosis is bone fracture,
Women With Weak Bones Benefit From High-Intensity Exercise
If you’re hesitant to do certain types of exercise because you have low bone mass (osteopenia or osteoporosis), recent research findings may ease your mind. A study published Oct. 4, 2017 in the Journal of Bone and Mineral Research showed that women with
The diagnosis of osteoporosis—or warning-level osteopenia—may cause you to frantically search for information on how to increase bone density. The answer may be as simple as the food you eat and your activity level. Of course, your physician can prescribe a drug when you ask how to increase bone density,
Although the DEXA scan is still the gold standard, many doctors are using bone resorption testing such as urine NTX and the CTX test to identify excessive bone loss.