BONE DENSITY TESTS

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BONE DENSITY TESTS

Post by Mahalia » 21 Aug 2018, 12:39

A bone density test is recommended for women 65 or older, men 70 or older, if you break a bone after age 50, menopausal women with risk factors, postmenopausal women under the age of 65 with risk factors, and men aged 50-69 with risk factors.

SP's may not be aware that this test is available free of charge if you meet the following criteria -

Claimable if :
* Patient is 70 years or older and has not previously had a BMD examination ( initial scan )
* Patient has a T- Score from a previous BMD of -1.5 and above.

** TO CLAIM A MEDICARE REBATE THE ABOVE CRITERIA MUST BE MET AND SHOWN ON A DOCTOR'S REFERRAL
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Post by Dreamweaver » 21 Aug 2018, 18:40

Some years ago, after my doctor received xray results from the hospital saying I had a cracked vertebra, he put me on strontium, (which is a sort of clay originally sourced in the Scottish area of 'Strontium', I think.) After moving, my new doctor sent me for bone scans, and no trouble was found. Was I cured, or never had the problem initially? I could never think of anything that would have caused it.
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Re: BONE DENSITY TESTS

Post by Perrorist » 02 Sep 2018, 09:35

I have a bone density check each year. I'm at about 80%.

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Re: BONE DENSITY TESTS

Post by Tedwalker » 05 Sep 2018, 09:46

After the results of a blood test, my doctor advised vitamin D supplements.
He said it was necessary for healthy bones.

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Post by Perrorist » 05 Sep 2018, 14:05

Supplements are mostly ineffective. Get it through natural means: daylight and food. Take a look at this: https://www.prevention.com/food-nutriti ... vitamin-d/

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