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Osteoporosis Prevention & Care

Provena Saint Joseph Hospital provides bone mineral density testing, with a doctor’s prescription. Using an advanced General Electric Luner bone density unit, we perform quick and painless dual X-ray absorptiometry (DXA), the preferred method for measuring bone density. Your results allow us take these important steps:

  • Establish a baseline for future testing to determine changes in your bone density
  • Determine if and when your bones begin to lose mineral content
  • Predict fracture risk, just as measuring blood pressure can help predict your risk of stroke
  • Take necessary action to stop and even reverse mineral loss if a diagnosis is made, choosing from many available treatment options

Shrinking, especially in postmenopausal women, usually results from a loss of bone density. Some 40 percent of postmenopausal women in the United States have osteopenia (low bone density). Another 7 percent have osteoporosis, reduced bone density that predisposes a person to fractures.

We can’t stress enough the importance of early detection. Using a simple bone mineral density (BMD) test, you can discover and minimize problems and lead a perfectly normal life. We recommend BMD testing for women ages 50-65 with risk factors, all women over the age of 65, and men and women taking specific medications or who have certain medical conditions.

Call today to schedule your Provena Saint Joseph Hospital Women's Heart Center Screen, Score & More - 847-931-5514  

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