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When do a woman have to go for a dexa scan

By Anonymous August 24, 2017 - 2:46am
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Hello Anonymous,

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DEXA stands for "dual energy X-ray absorptiometry". It is a special type of X-ray that measures bone mineral density (BMD).

You may need to have a DEXA scan if you're:
over 50 years of age with a risk of developing osteoporosis
under 50 with other risk factors – such as smoking or a previous fracture


August 24, 2017 - 8:33am
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