A bone density scan called a Dual Energy X-ray Absorptiometry (DXA or DEXA scan), is used to measure the density of your bones. This test is currently the most accurate and reliable means of assessing the strength of your bones and your risk of breaking a bone.
Taking the recommended daily amount of calcium, Vitamin D and appropriate weight bearing exercise, are essential to help to prevent Osteopenia/Osteoporosis and also the treatment for those with Osteopenia/Osteoporosis, along with the appropriate medication.
Dealing with Osteoporosis
Get a DXA scan to make sure you do not lose your independence from untreated Osteoporosis which is preventable and treatable in most people.