The assessment of a male patient for osteoporosis should include investigating the reasons why he has lost bone, they should never be assumed.
Example; the person has a family history. The person may have high-stress levels and if this is not addressed, the person will continue to lose bone. A DXA scan of your spine and hips is the gold standard for measuring bone mineral density. Your risk of breaking bones or further bones is determined by the risk factors and the results of the DXA scan of your spine and hips and your blood test results.
NOTE: The Irish Osteoporosis Society who is the National Expert on Osteoporosis, does not ever recommend any type of heel, shin, or forearm ultrasound scan for the screening or diagnosis of osteoporosis or the treatment of this disease alternatively.
If you have a DXA scan and you have a normal result, you can then help to decrease your risk of developing Osteoporosis.
If you have a DXA scan and the result shows that you have a low bone density (you have lost bone) you can take the appropriate steps to improve it, by contacting us for accurate advice.