The Dexa Scan: Bone Density Test

Dr. Deepa Sharma, Family Medicine Physician at Baptist Health Primary Care, explains DEXA scan is also called the bone density charge and it is the only way that doctors use to detect bone density and to determine if a patient has osteoporosis.

"It can also help us determine if the bone health is normal or if a patient has what is called osteopenia," she says. Se recommends to patients who have osteopenia to optimize their diet intake of calcium and vitamin D and to incorporate bone weight-bearing exercises to avoid developing osteoporosis.

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