Healthy Bones and Joints
Osteoporosis Quiz
Osteoporosis is a disease that thins and weakens a person's bones, making them less dense and more fragile.
Bone Densitometry Podcast
Bone densitometry is used primarily to diagnose osteoporosis and to determine fracture risk. The testing procedure measures the bone density of the bones of the spine, pelvis, lower arm, and thigh.
Osteoporosis
Osteoporosis is a disease that causes weak, thinning bones. This leaves the bones at greater risk of breaking. The bones most often affected are the hips, spine, and wrists.
Osteoporosis: Evaluate Your Risk
Many people are unaware they have osteoporosis until they have advanced symptoms, which may include a broken hip or wrist, low back pain or a hunched back.
Bone Density Test
A bone density test measures the strength and density of your bones as you approach menopause and, when the test is repeated sometime later, can help determine how quickly you are losing bone mass and density.
Mature woman

Did You Know?

Long-term use of medications called glucocorticoids can cause loss of bone density. These medications are used to treat a number of diseases, including asthma and arthritis. 

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