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Dxa, Bone, Muscle And Fat Health

A unit of Tanvir Hospital

In Tanvir we do DEXA scan test and measures patients bone density (strength). DEXA scan results can provide helpful details about your risk for osteoporosis (bone loss) and fractures (bone breaks). This test can also measure your body composition, such as body fat and muscle mass.


Your skeleton is your scaffolding. Yet it's easy to take your bones for granted. You can't see them, and, unlike many muscle and joint problems, some of the most common —and most serious — bone conditions produce no symptoms. Until it's too late. "One of the biggest dangers of osteoporosis is that it doesn't cause any pain or symptoms until the bone breaks, which can be very Painful provides diagnosis, treatment and monitoring of a number of conditions affecting the bones, including hyperthyroid-ism, vitamin D deficiency and Paget's disease, in which newly formed bone is architecturally unstable. But osteoporosis is by far the most common metabolic bone problem, Meetasingh says. The National Osteoporosis Foundation estimates that millions of Indians have osteoporosis, and some have low bone mass (osteopenia), putting them at increased risk for osteopo-rosis. That's one in two people over age 50 (although osteoporosis can strike at any age).


Women are more at risk of developing osteoporosis than men because the hormone changes that happen at the menopause directly affect bone density. The female hormone oestrogen is essential for healthy bones. After the menopause, oestrogen levels fall. This can lead to a rapid decrease in bone density.

A lifelong lack of calcium plays a role in the development of osteoporosis. Low calcium intake contributes to diminished bone density, early bone loss and an increased risk of fractures. Eating disorders. Severely restricting food intake and being under-weight weakens bone in both men and women.