How important is to have a bone test every so often?
It has been estimated that 10 million Americans suffer from osteoporosis, of which about eight million are women. Approximately one in two women over age 50 will break a bone because of osteoporosis.
Bones are often thought of as static structures with only a structural support. However, they truly function as an organ and like other organs, bones have many functions. Bones are continually undergoing structural and biological changes, remodelling their structure based on the demands placed upon them. Menopause directly affect bone density due to hormonal changes, putting women at more risk of developing osteoporosis than men.
Oestrogen is essential for healthy bones so we invite you to look at our hormone test and fertility test to explore more about the healthy balance of your hormones.
As the health of your bones are important for your overall general wellbeing, we included some of the markers of our bone test in:
What do we measure?
- Bone Health: Alkaline Phosphatase (ALP), Calcium (Adjusted), Phosphate, Vitamin D, Parathyroid Hormone (PTH)
How does it work?
Buy your test and we will contact you to book the appointment for sample collection.
How much does it cost?
This fee includes a 1-hour session with our Nutritional Consultant, Dr Gregorio Torchia to discuss the results and to offer you general dietary recommendations.