Tag: DEXA Scan

Women aren’t doomed to weak bones as they age – your provider can help you stay strong and reduce fracture risk

Our Transitioning Through Menopause support group provides women evidence-based information to make good decisions about their health. Experts recently addressed bone health, which is a big concern for women as they enter menopause due to dropping estrogen levels. An experienced provider can help you make lifestyle changes and, if necessary, find medications to strengthen [...]

2021-06-22T14:19:27-06:00June 30th, 2021|

During menopause, women are at risk for osteoporosis – here’s what to do to keep your bones strong

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 [...]

2021-05-12T08:28:27-06:00November 4th, 2019|

A DEXA Scan can put you on the path to stronger bones

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.

2019-05-14T11:34:16-06:00May 22nd, 2019|