Bone Density

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Last Updated: 02 May 2022
smokers with emphysema and small airway disease on computed tomography have lower bone density. "smokers with emphysema and small airway disease on computed tomography have lower bone density.", by Pompe E, de Jong PA, van Rikxoort EM, Gallardo Estrella L, de Jong WU, Vliegenthart R, Oudkerk M, van der Aalst CM, van Ginneken B, Lammers JW, Mohamed Hoesein FA. f4-copd-11-1207: CT images of two participants.Notes: Lung images are shown in lung window (C=−600, W=1,600) and vertebral images in bone window (C=300, W=1,600). (A and B) Show CT images of a currently smoking participant of...

It implies your bones are weak and most likely to damage. People with weakening of bones frequently damage bones in the wrist, hip, and spinal column. That's why it's so crucial to get a bone density test to measure your bone toughness. A bone density test is like an x-ray or scan of your body. Osteoporosis is most common in older women, however men can get it. Your risk for weakening of bones increases as you age. Take a look at these resources to get more information about osteoporosis and bone health: Osteoporosis Overview; Surgeon General's Report on Bone Health and Osteoporosis: What it Means to You. If you have osteoporosis, you can still reduce bone loss. Relying on the outcomes of your bone density test, you might need to: Add more calcium and vitamin D to your diet regimen; Get more exercise; Take medicine to reduce bone loss and lower your opportunities of breaking a bone.

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