Did You Know That:
- Osteoporosis is a bone disease affecting older Americans resulting in weakened bones and increased fracture risk?
- In the USA, one in two women and one in five men over 50 may be at risk of an osteoporosis-related bone fracture?
- Osteoporosis is a silent disease – you may not know you have it unless your doctor prescribes a Bone Mineral Density (BMD) test - or you break a bone!
- Some people are eligible for a Bone Mineral Density test paid for by Medicare/Medicaid. Other people may also be eligible for a test through private insurance.
Get the Facts about Osteoporosis
Talk to your doctor about osteoporosis and whether you are eligible for a Bone Mineral Density Test. You can also visit the National Osteoporosis Foundation’s website (http://nof.org
) to read more about osteoporosis and what it means to you.
Get the Facts about Screening Methods for Osteoporosis
There are several ways to be screened for osteoporosis, but many times it is either inconvenient or ineffective. This is where the accudxa2® really shines. The fact that this test can be performed right from your doctor's office in less than 2 minutes is appealing enough, but add in the fact that the accudxa2®has a low precision error of less that 1% makes it a reliable source, as well. Read more about the do's and don't's of osteoporosis assessment screenings.
Looking for an Osteoporosis Specialist in the United States?
The National Osteoporosis Foundation can connect you with an osteoporosis specialist in your area through their Professional Partners Network®
(PPN) Directory. Visit the NOF Professional Partners Network®
website by clicking here (http://nof.org/professionals