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It’s common for people that have recently been in an accident involving broken bones to get a bone density scan. That said, there are plenty of other reasons why it might be a good idea to have your bone density checked out with medical imaging equipment. Here are some of the top reasons for getting a bone density scan and how it can help. 

Why Get a Bone Density Scan?

If either of your parents had a broken hip, your bone density is more likely to decrease somewhat rapidly over time. A great deal of your bone density is determined by your genetic inheritance.

Medications like corticosteroids can affect your bone density and cause it to deteriorate. If you’re taking something like prednisone, it might be a good idea to have your bone density checked out to see if it’s having any major effect on it or not. 

People that have had eating disorders like anorexia or bulimia, should also look into getting a bone density scan as such disorders can have a negative impact on the health and integrity of your bones. That’s because being underweight puts a drain on calcium which is detrimental to your bones and can even predispose you to osteoporosis.  

Why is it important to get a bone density scan? Getting a bone density scan can help you stay ahead of the game by determining your chances of developing osteoporosis. It can also help you see if you have a higher chance of fracturing your bones when playing sports. 

Need a Bone Density Scan? Give Hollywood Diagnostics a Call!

At Hollywood Diagnostics, we take your health and comfort seriously which is why so many people have chosen us as their number one destination for bone density scans and other diagnostic tests since 1984. 

When you need a bone density scan, go to the best, go to Hollywood Diagnostics, call today!

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