If your age is over 4o, your endocrinologist may recommend you to undergo a bone densitometry treatment to know your bone density results. This test is crucial to determine whether you have osteoporosis as well as the risk level for fractures. This test which gives a snapshot of your bone mass as well as bone density results helps to determine how you will respond to the osteoporosis treatment and it is painless, quite like having an x-ray. There are several factors which may contribute to the loss of bone density such as hereditary inclination, development of low bone mass during youth, medical condition or a treatment which affects the bone health negatively and abnormally high rate of bone loss. It is important to be cautious about your bone health right from youth so that it becomes easier to fight back osteoporosis. Your endocrinologist will help you to develop healthy habits such as eating fresh fruits and vegetables which are rich in calcium and phosphate and performing weight-bearing workout like jogging, dancing or walking. But it is important to consult a doctor before taking any steps as he may ask you to avoid walking to prevent osteoporosis. The bone density results will help your doctor to understand whether you have symptoms that can be called osteoporosis, then he may ask you to take some medications besides developing healthy habits. Even when you are following a healthy lifestyle and taking medications, you may have to take tests as the bone density results will show signs of improvement.
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