Of course, a result in a DXA screening indicating reduced bone mass is cause for concern. But even if your bone density level doesn't qualify as osteoporosis or osteopenia, the possibility of a fracture should not be off your radar, according to a recent Canadian study (http://www.nelm.nhs.uk/Record%20Viewing/viewRecord.aspx?id=585182).
The research indicates evaluating all risk factors when assessing a patient, not just the bone density. And common sense reminds all of to continue taking our calcium and vitamin D, no matter what the scan shows.
Published On: September 25, 2007