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Why is bone density important?

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Dr. Sunil Prof. Wimalawansa
Internal Medicine
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In brief: For multiple reasons

Achieving the potential peak bone mass during adolescence, and maintaining it during the adulthood is very important for preventing future fractures.
There are many diseases, medications, lifestyle habits, and food components can adversely affect the bone density and the bone quality leading to fragility (osteoporotic) fractures. If one takes proactive actions, most of these are preventable.

In brief: For multiple reasons

Achieving the potential peak bone mass during adolescence, and maintaining it during the adulthood is very important for preventing future fractures.
There are many diseases, medications, lifestyle habits, and food components can adversely affect the bone density and the bone quality leading to fragility (osteoporotic) fractures. If one takes proactive actions, most of these are preventable.
Dr. Sunil Prof. Wimalawansa
Dr. Sunil Prof. Wimalawansa
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Dr. Robert Lang
A repeat bone density will tell you whether or not the treatment and/or preventative measures you are using are effective. If they are not , you can get help to find other ways to prevent further bone loss.
Dr. Sunil Prof. Wimalawansa
Absolutely; Follow-up BMD indicated in 2 yrs; & helpful assessing progress (or lack). Markers of bone turnover (e.g., serum CTx or NTx) give a real-time indication on anti-osteoporosis drug is working & adherence to therapy. Combination of DXA & bone turnover markers (assuming secondary causes are excluded), will aid physicians to better manage their patients; improve BMD & prevent fractures.
Dr. Alfredo Nieves
Gynecology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Bone density

This test is important to detect thinning of the bones.
We all start loosing bone as we age and some women are more prone to loose more bone than what their body can restore. Osteoporosis could lead to friability of the bones and at risk for fractures. A hip fracture can lead to severe complications and even death, 50%mortality within 6 month after a hip fracture.

In brief: Bone density

This test is important to detect thinning of the bones.
We all start loosing bone as we age and some women are more prone to loose more bone than what their body can restore. Osteoporosis could lead to friability of the bones and at risk for fractures. A hip fracture can lead to severe complications and even death, 50%mortality within 6 month after a hip fracture.
Dr. Alfredo Nieves
Dr. Alfredo Nieves
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