How Bone Density Screening Can Save Your Life

How Bone Density Screening Can Save Your Life

by Shearly (SU)
Bone loss can sneak up on a person, increasing the risk for dangerous – even deadly – fractures, pain, and reduced quality of life. Simply put, a hip fracture in an older person can kill; not because of the break itself, but the downward spiral in health problems it often triggers. Especially for older adults, a fractured bone can mean being bedridden for an extended period of time. That’s why certain tests such as a bone density scan can help you get ahead of ravaging bone loss conditions such as osteoporosis.