As our society ages, Osteoporosis has become a serious health concern. Our Facilities in Westland and Livonia Michigan perform a very important Densitometry test which is a bone density test which reveals bone loss causing osteoporosis.
We use advanced technologies to test for bone loss called; DEXA (Dual-enery, X-ray, absorptiometry). This is a painless, non-invasive, and safe procedure. The procedure uses minimal radiation to evaluate the lumbar, spine, and both hips. It is painless and the patient stays clothed during testing. The X-rays measure how many grams of calcium and other bone minerals are in specific segments of the bone.
Osteoporosis occurs when not enough of the bone mineral density is being formed or when too much of the bone is lost. Patients may experience both causes rather than just one.
There are a few factors in a woman’s life that can have an affect on developing osteoporosis;
- Hormonal Diseases
- Calcium deficiency
Osteoporosis is not only seen in women; Senile Osteoporosis or Type 2 occurs in both men and women in ages after 75 in a ratio of 2:1 and can effect females and males in Michigan equally. Osteoporosis can be prevented and treated with calcium, vitamin D, regular exercise, good nutrition and osteoporosis medication.
In Michigan, please contact our doctors at either of our offices in Livonia or Westland, Michigan today to schedule your bone density testing. Don’t wait! Let us get you tested to see where your bone mineral density (BMD) is at to ensure you are not at risk or in need of immediate treatment.