Bone Density Screening

Her Healthcare offers Bone Density Screening for osteoporosis screening in the office. This is recommended for all women aged 50 or over, or for younger women with one or more of the following risk factors:

  • Diet low in calcium
  • Eating Disorders (Anorexia and Bulimia)
  • Excessive Alcohol Use
  • Family History
  • Lack of Exercise
  • Medications Certain diuretics, steroids, anticonvulsants and excessive thyroid)
  • Menopause (Decreased estrogen levels predispose to increased bone loss)
  • Race (White and Asian women are at greatest risk)
  • Slender Build
  • Smoking
  • Surgical Menopause (removal of the ovaries) without hormonal replacement

If you have two or more of these risk factors, the screening will be performed to determine whether your current bone density is normal for your age group, allowing your Her Healthcare provider to work with you to determine what treatments or preventative actions are best suited to you.