Dexa Bone Densitometry
DEXA bone densitometry is performed to assess the bone mineral density in specific target areas or the whole body and is especially useful in post-menopausal women and older people.
What is Osteoporosis?
Osteoporosis is a metabolic disease affecting the skeleton, which causes a reduction in the amount of bony tissue. Bones are weakened as these tissues are reabsorbed or taken up by local cells. At the core, bones become less dense, on the perimeter, cortical bones lose thickness. Complications from osteoporosis arise as bones become thinner, more porous and susceptible to fractures.
Types of Osteoporpsis:
Type I or Post – Menopausal Osteoporosis
Type II or Age Related Osteoporosis
Effect of Osteoporosis
Osteoporosis may go unnoticed if it is asymptomatic. Signs that there has been a reduction in bone mass include:
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