Decreased bone density

What is decreased bone density?

Decreased bone density, also known as osteopenia or osteoporosis, occurs when the struts and plates that make up bone tissue become thinner and the spaces between them grow wider. This causes the insides of bones to become less dense and therefore more fragile and prone to fracturing.

Some key points about decreased bone density:

If you're concerned about your bone health, the medical professionals at Vitality Wellness Clinic can provide cutting-edge testing and treatment options to promote strong, fracture-resistant bones at any age. Their individualized plans utilize the latest scientific research on bone-protective hormones like estrogen, testosterone, and growth hormone.

Some warning signs that could indicate osteopenia or osteoporosis include:

The gold standard test for checking bone density is a DEXA scan (dual energy X-ray absorptiometry). This simple and painless scan uses a very small dose of X-rays to measure the thickness of bones. Based on the results, your doctor can diagnose normal bone density, osteopenia (mild bone loss), or osteoporosis (advanced bone loss and high fracture risk).

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