Re: question on bone density scanners
The Heel Scan is just a screening test. I've had one thru LifeLine out of OH. You've done the correct thing in making an appointment with your doctor to give him the results of your screening test. The two of you can now take a good look at all of your "risk factors" for osteoporosis and come up with a preventative program. This, in all likelihood, will involve attention to your diet, your calcium intake, vitamin D levels, amount of exercise you get each day and what actions will be easiest and most likely for you to adopt to maintain and improve your bone turnover pattern. This screening test is NOT something to be alarmed about, it is something to be grateful for. It wasn't a negative, it was a positive. You are now forewarned and can make lifestyle adjustments BEFORE osteoporosis occurs. Most of us aren't aware of our status until it is too late and we already are well into osteoporitic bone density.