Detecting Osteoporosis

• Osteoporosis is a disease in which bones become fragile and are more likely to break. Osteoporosis can cause height loss and stooped posture, and can result in a loss of mobility and independence. If detected, osteoporosis can be treated by your physician with prescription medication.

• The National Osteoporosis Foundation recommends bone density testing for all women over age 65, or those with multiple risk factors.

• Dual Energy X-Ray Absorptiometry (DEXA) measures bone mineral density in the spine and hip. It is an easy, painless and highly accurate test completed in minutes, with minimal radiation.

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