During menopause, falling estrogen levels can lead to lower bone density, making women susceptible to fractures. OB/GYN Pallavi Khanna, MD recommends a DEXA scan for bone density for women over age 65. Depending on the results of the scan, she can help patients build stronger bones through lifestyle changes and medication. It’s a story [...]
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A non-invasive DEXA Scan is recommended for post-menopausal women and patients who take medicines that impact the bones. The scan looks for two conditions: Osteopenia (lower than normal bone density) and Osteoporosis (weak bones that are susceptible to fracture). Ask your doctor if you should have a DEXA Scan if you think you are at risk for bone conditions.