Bone Densitometry - Osteoporosis
Osteoporosis is a disease that thins and weakens the bones. Your bones become fragile and break easily, especially the bones in the hip, spine, and wrist. In the United States, millions of people either already have osteoporosis or are at high risk due to low bone mass.
Anyone can develop osteoporosis, but it is more common in older women. Risk factors include Getting older Being small and thin Having a family history of osteoporosis Taking certain medicines Being a white or Asian woman Having low bone density Osteoporosis is a silent disease. You might not know you have it until you break a bone.
A bone mineral density test is the best way to check your bone health.