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Posted by: Dee | 2008/11/24

bone density after 60

I am 63 and last had a bone density test about 5 years ago.
How often after 60 should one have a test?

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Dear Dee
If your bone density was normal at that time, 3 to 5 yearly intervals are OK. Women tend to lose most of their bone mass within the first 5 years after the menopause and it slows down after that. If you have reason to suspect that you are at risk for osteoporosis (diseases, medication etc), you can ask your doctor to refer you for one now. Also remember to have it done on the same machine so that they can compare it to the previous one.

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