Fragility Factors: Risks and Prevention

Premier Health providers answer frequently asked questions about fragility fractures along with the risks and prevention factors for women as they age.

At what age can a woman start getting a DEXA scan?

Dr. Jennifer Jerele explains when a woman should begin receiving DEXA Scan screenings. Click play to watch the video or read the transcript.

At what age can a woman start getting a DEXA scan?

DEXA Scans usually are started once women reach the age of menopause since that's when your bone density starts rapidly decreasing. It's also around the same time that people are starting to talk about mammograms. So I try to kind of lump those together and kind of make it one treatment or give one reminder to get your well woman check, and get those studies done to just make sure your entire health is taken care of.

 

DEXA Scans usually are started once women reach the age of menopause since that's when your bone density starts rapidly decreasing. It's also around the same time that people are starting to talk about mammograms. So I try to kind of lump those together and kind of make it one treatment or give one reminder to get your well woman check, and get those studies done to just make sure your entire health is taken care of.

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Source: Jennifer Jerele, MD, Premier Orthopedics