Who Needs A Bone Density Test?

Maybe you or someone you know was told you needed a bone density test.  Doctors use this test for a few reasons:

  • To confirm osteoporosis
  • To identify decreases in bone density before you suffer a fracture
  • To determine your risk for broken bones
  • To monitor the treatment of osteoporosis

Regardless of your sex or age, anyone can develop problems with your bone density.  Some medications put you more at risk, and hormone levels can also contribute to the problem.  To read more about this and symptoms that your doctor might be looking for, read this article from the Mayo Clinic: