Bone Mineral Density Camp At Acharya Shri Nanesh Hospital
1. What is Bone Mineral Density (BMD) ?
•Bone Mineral Density (BMD) determines your bone health, the amount of minerals, mainly calcium in your bones.
•Proper amounts of minerals in bones keep them healthy and strong.
2. What does a BMD test measure ?
•The test used to determine BMD can identity osteoporosis and determine risk for fractures (broken bones).
•It measures the density, or thickness, or your bones.
•The BMD test shows where you compare to people with healthy bone mineral density.
3. How can I help slow down bone loss and prevent osteoporosis ?
•Eat foods rich in calcium (milk, yogurt, cheese, broccoli, dark green lettuce, almonds).
•Take a calcium pill daily. Ask your doctor for a vitamin D test. Take a separate vitamin D pill daily to help keep your vitamin D blood levels between 40-60 mg/ml.
•Ask your doctor about using hormone replacement therapy.
•Ask your doctor to review medications for bone health side effects. Sometimes alternatives are available.
•Do weight bearing exercise such as walking, running or lifting weights
• Avoid tobacco and/or alcohol as both damage bones.
4. What should I do if I have osteoporosis?
•You should consult your doctor to determine what treatment plan the doctor recommends. Treatment plans are individualized based on the underlying cause of the condition.
•Following the healthy habits above will help as well.
•There is no cure for osteoporosis, but there are steps that can be taken to prevent, slow or stop its progress.
•It is important you see your doctor, who may want to schedule additional tests, including a vitamin D test, before a treatment plan is started. Your doctor may prescribe medication to either slow or stop bone loss or rebuild bone.
5. What should I do?
• Consult at the Orthopedic department at Acharya Shri Nanesh hospital
• Prevent Osteoporosis with regular screenings and checkup with your orthopedist