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Osteoporosis: What is it, Risk Factors, Symptoms, Diagnosis and More | Singapore General Hospital

Osteoporosis - Diagnosis

Osteoporosis Diet Singapore General HospitalOsteoporosis can be detected through a Bone Density Test most commonly done using a DEXA scan. The test can determine if you have osteoporosis by measuring the bone mineral density or bone strength at the hip and spine. The test is quick and painless and is similar to having an x-ray taken but uses much less radiation.

Who should be tested?
  • Early menopause before 45 years
  • Had previous fracture from fall
  • Immediate family member with osteoporosis
  • Thin or underweight Frail as a result of long term illness
  • Women with conditions associated with osteoporosis such as rheumatoid arthritis
  • Prolonged use of corticosteroids or thyroid medication

Osteoporosis - Preparing for surgery

Osteoporosis - Post-surgery care

Osteoporosis - Other Information

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