Importance Of Measuring Bone Density.
Bone density is simply the amount bone minerals in the bone tissue, and it’s usually measured to determine risk of fractures and also osteoporosis. It’s always advisable for take the test during certain circumstances such as;
During an organ transplant, when periods have stopped for no reason and one is not in their menopausal stage, when one is experiencing back pains often, when there is a drop in hormonal level and also when above the age of 50 years.
Some other events may also lead to a doctor requesting for the test and they include: when someone has lost weight, fractured a bone or when they are on certain drugs such as steroids.
The test is performed using X ray whereby the doctor measure the amount of calcium in each bone and its normally done to bones that are in parts like the hips, spine and also in the forearm.