Osteoporosis Screening Package @ $379
- Bone Mineral Density Scan
- Specialist Orthopaedic Consultation to interpret your result
What is Osteoporosis?
More common in women above the age of 50, osteoporosis usually comes with no symptoms and is also known as the “silent disease”.
Osteoporosis is a bone disease where the bone structure gets porous and weak. Losing density and mass, bones become more prone to fractures.
A reduction in mineral bone density if a normal part of aging after the age of 35. However, for some, this happens at a greater rate leading to osteoporosis. It affects women more than men on a ratio of 2:1. It is a silent condition as there are no symptoms until a fracture occurs often after a fall.
Osteoporosis can affect all bones in the body, however the areas that are most prone to fractures include hip, spine and wrist.