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Why test for Osteoporosis?

Osteoporosis is regarded as one of the major global health problems.

Osteoporosis is a disease which causes our bones to become weak and brittle – so brittle that a fall or even mild stresses can cause bones to fracture. Bone is living tissue that is constantly being broken down and replaced. Osteoporosis occurs when the creation of new bone doesn’t keep up with the removal of old bone. Often the disease is diagnosed in its later stages.

Diagnosis for Osteoporosis is simple, and effective prevention and therapy are possible, however most cases remain undetected and untreated. Having an early diagnosis for osteoporosis is necessary for successful treatment and prevention.

 

How does the O-Scan work?

The O-scan is an ultrasound based measuring device for diagnosing osteoporosis. The examination is simple, quick and painless, with no exposure to radiation. It helps with the early detection and control of osteoporosis, osteopenia, and the risk of fracture.

Earlier diagnosis is always better in the prevention of this disease, and both osteoporosis and osteopenia can be treated and even reversed.