HomeHome SearchSearch MenuMenu Our productsOur products Ask an ExpertAsk an Expert

Warning! Bone density tests for osteoporosis aren't always accurate!

by , 20 March 2014

At your osteoporosis screening, there are a couple of things you should check your doctor does right. Because, if your bone density test is inaccurate, he'll most likely prescribe an unnecessary osteoporosis treatment for you. Here's what you need to know…

Thin bones don’t mean you have osteoporosis

Your doctor will do a bone scan to check if your bones are thinning. But thinner bones are normal in older people. And they don’t necessarily mean you have osteoporosis!

Thin bones can still be strong, so make sure your doctor checks if your thinning bones are brittle.

Here’s something else you need to double check your doctor does right…

*************************************************

Discover hidden causes and new natural solutions that work FAST to end joint pain forever…

Clinical case studies prove it really is possible to combat and possibly reverse the effects of arthritis without risky drugs or invasive surgery.

Now one maverick medical doctor has discovered the safe, natural secrets to treating arthritis from the inside out – and keeping you pain-free and mobile no matter what your age… Discover them here…

*************************************************

Bone density isn’t the same in all bones

A low bone density reading in one bone doesn’t mean all your bones have a low density. You could have a low bone density reading in your lower spine but your hip could be normal. So make sure your doctor checks the bone density of your hip and wrist since these bones are more prone to fractures.

Then if your doctor says you do have osteoporosis and takes out his prescription pad to prescribe you an osteoporosis drug, there’s one more thing you should know... 
 

This osteoporosis treatment could be worse than the disease

If your doctor prescribes cortisone or bisphosphonates for your osteoporosis, studies have found these drugs could almost triple your risk of getting osteoporosis! You can read more about this shocking discovery here…

The bottom line is it’s important to take charge of your own health and question your doctor when you don’t understand something. And ALWAYS do your homework on any medication he prescribes for you by reading the package insert and searching the Internet.



Health and Fitness Club - question of the day

Losing Weight
 
Question: Is there some way you can help me stay motivated to stick to my diet? It's very hard, especially after December.
 
Answer: One of the most common things I see in my research is the hardship of losing weight, and how you thi... read all answer here



Related articles




Ask our Experts a Question

Linda Weech
Vanessa Jackson (BSc Anat&Phys, AEA, NLP)
Karin Iten, FSP Nutritionals, BA (Hons)
Nicqui Grant
Annabel Koffman

Related articles


Watch And Learn



Related Products

Resources


Comments
0 comments