Bone Density Check
October 11, 2017 9:58pm CST
Last visit to my doctor left me with a clean bill of health but before I left he suggested I go for a BONE Density check before my next visit. I have googled what it entails and what might be the outcomes, but I am not so sure if at the ripe old age of 57, if anything can be done about one's bones if they are lacking in density or whatever might be the problem. I might schedule this visit toward the end of the month as my hubby and I are changing our medical aid soon as retirement approaches. Therefore I need to make sure the scan is fully covered. Has anyone some insight into a bone density check? At the moment I am also going naturally grey which means no more hair colour until I decide otherwise. My hair is short and I dont very much like it, but its the only way to CUT off the existing regrowth. Two cuts so far and I think in 3 weeks time the last cut will have all the coloured points gone. It's a painstaking process and I am glad that most of my bowling days I get to cover it with a hat, but soon I shall have my hair grown out with a 'salt and pepper' look of natural beauty - he he he Happy Thursday everyone - be happy and always remember to be kind too.
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From what I've read it is possible to increase bone density (if that's the issue) through potassium and vitamin K intake, for instance. Some exercise routines can help boost bone strength too. The doctor would probably recommend the best ways that would work for you after the test.
I've been having bone density testing done since my late 30's, it isn't an indication of age in my case. I have severe osteopororsis. And they can measure accurately how thin your bones are and can prescribe medications to counteract that. My spine is so narrow and thin that I do not have to fall to fracture it, bending the wrong way can do it for me, so I've sold my skates, since falling on ice would surely fracture my spine, and this is as a result of the testing.
I do not dye my hair anymore, silver and pepper is very nice. I had no Bone Density Test, I think it's covered by the medical insurance only after 65 years for women and 70 years for men. I had a bad fall two years ago and I broke nothing, I suppose my bones are strong.
You've reminded me that I have to have such a check again. I take medicine to keep my bones firm. It's a big tablet I put in a glass of water and drink every morning. I've had my hair dyed for longer than I remember and will go on having it done until my end.
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
The bone density test is the easiest test you can take. It's non invasive of any type - no needles They just scan your body with a machine similar to a X-Ray machine, best way to describe it. It takes only a few minutes - maybe 15 at most, and that's it. As for what they can do - if it shows you're getting osteoporosis, there is some medication they can put you on to help with that. My bones were transparent, and when I went to the chiropractor earlier this year, they weren't transparent any longer. So that's a good thing.