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I am a healthy 53 yo and wonder if a bone mass screening is needed. I am post menopausal.?

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Dr. Frederick Singer
Internal Medicine - Endocrinology
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In brief: Possibly.

If you have a family history of osteoporosis, smoke cigarettes, drink excessive amounts of alcohol, have had a fragility fracture, have low levels of vitamin d in the blood or takes medications which cause bone loss such as cortisone, gastric acid suppressants, or antidepressants it would be wise to have a bone density test.
Otherwise it would be appropriate to have one at 60 years.

In brief: Possibly.

If you have a family history of osteoporosis, smoke cigarettes, drink excessive amounts of alcohol, have had a fragility fracture, have low levels of vitamin d in the blood or takes medications which cause bone loss such as cortisone, gastric acid suppressants, or antidepressants it would be wise to have a bone density test.
Otherwise it would be appropriate to have one at 60 years.
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