Osteoporosis is a bone disease that reduces bone mineral density and hence bone stability.
As a result, there is a higher risk of bone fractures, including spontaneous fractures (fractures not caused by accidents) affecting the entire skeletal system.
Almost half of all people over 70 years of age suffer from this abnormally fast decrease in bone substance.
Osteoporosis can also occur at a younger age due to calcium and vitamin D3 deficiencies in connection with other diseases.
Early detection of osteoporosis through DEXA measurement:
DEXA measurement (Dual Energy X-ray Absorptiometry) is a recognized measuring method for calculating bone density with the aid of weak x-ray beams.
DEXA measurements on the lumbar spine and femoral neck are common. The measurement is absolutely pain-free and takes approx. 10 minutes.