Prilosec And Bone Density

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BMD test; Bone density test; Bone densitometry; DEXA scan; DXA; Dual-energy x-ray absorptiometry; p-DEXA


What the risks are

BMD testing involves exposure to a low level of radiation. Most experts feel that the risk is very low compared with the benefits of identifying osteoporosis before you break a bone.


Special considerations

Simple bone density scans using portable machines may be available as part of health fairs or screenings. These portable scanners may check the density of...

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