Bone Density Scanning
Few people realize how widespread bone problems are: 1 in every 3 women and 1 in every 10 men over the age of 60 suffer from the condition. It is estimated that 2 million people in the UK have osteoporosis at this time.
Osteoporosis is a disease affecting the skeleton causing bones to become thin and brittle. This ultimately leads to fractures or breaks occurring, most commonly to the hip, spine and wrists. The risk of fracture increases with age and is now the most common bone disease affecting the Western World today.
Fractures of the hip or spine usually result in pain, loss of mobility, decrease in height, extended hospitalisation and severe reduction in an individual’s quality of life.
Following hip fracture, 27% patients die within 12 months and 50% are unable to walk independently. 40 women die as a consequence of hip fracture every day, which is more than those dying from cancer of the uterus, cervix and ovaries combined.
Osteoporosis is a silent disease, producing few symptoms until a major fracture arises. The NHS does not perform routine bone screening on healthy women, so the incidence of the disease is on the increase.
The good news is that taking natural measures early on in life to prevent the condition is more appropriate than treating the condition once it has become established.
We believe in PROTECTION THROUGH PREVENTION!
BONE DENSITY SCANS are now available at The Wellbeing Centre. We’re delighted to have Linda Lee joining us for a few selected dates throughout the year (see below).
Your bone density will be analysed using an Ultrasound Scan to your heel in order to receive your individual risk assessment profile. This test uses technology invented in 1984 by Sheffield University which is now used around the world as a safe, non-invasive, and effective test for measuring osteoporotic fracture risk.
If a potential problem is discovered, you’ll be advised of various treatment options including diet, nutritional supplements, exercise and prescription drugs. You’ll be provided with a resource booklet full of information to help you decide what’s best for you and an opportunity to discuss your results on the day.
The appointments last just 15 minutes. However, if you’d like to stay and find out more about the potential solutions available for you there will be consultants and therapists available to speak to after you’ve received your results on the day so you can work out the best way forwards for you.