Bone density

What is Bone density?

Bone density is a medical term normally referring to the amount of mineral matter per square centimeter of bones. Bone density is used in clinical medicine as an indirect indicator of osteoporosis and fracture risk. It is also called bone mineral density.It is measured by a procedure called densitometry,the measurement is painless and non-invasive and involves low radiation exposure.

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I an now on depakote for seizure disorder. i an finding that the last two years, my bone density is gettig lower per the density tests. I am 60...

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Levetiracetam is an alternative.

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I am a 70 year old female. A recent bone density test stated "the left femoral neck, bone mineral density is 0.0439 g/cm2 with a T-score of -3.7...

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The number is very low, consult your orthopedic surgeon.

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The bones in my lower legs are very painful when bumped. This has been increasing for several
years, I am an 84 year old female who has lead an...

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Improving bone density and skin elasticity should help

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what would cause me to lose 1.5 inches of height in less than 1 year s time? I am 54. Female, in menapause. I have bone density tests every few...

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hi there, my wife fractured her L5 vertebrae and now gets severe spasms throughout her back She's had all the xrays done - bone density is fine,...

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I'm 27 year old female from past few days I have got joint pains . especially while climbing up and down the stairs along with the cracking sound....

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Hello, I just had a bone density test and was told I have osteoporosis , My doctor recommends I take a medication called Fosamax , Need to know if...

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I am currently taking morphine self er--15 mg tablet for back pain . Have had an x-ray, the first pt appointment is Tuesday and a bone density scan...

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what is BMD?
I am 55 years old,was born in Vietnam and living in Australia.
My bone density test was found that in 2007 (47yrs old) the BMD was...

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I just received my first bone density test. I see from the legend -2.5 t score is an indication of osteoporosis...but my results came back +2.5 t...

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