In the last few days has been tried once again a connection that is passed around a couple of years have been fairly regularly in the daily press.
Although in many cases with a normal X-ray test can detect the presence of osteoporosis, is proof of Bone Mineral Density (BMD) that provides definitive information on the existence of the disease.
Despite the availability of accurate diagnosis and effective treatments, many people who are at high risk for osteoporosis are not diagnosed disease. In most European countries is little used test Bone Mineral Density (BMD).
Although a normal X-ray test can detect the presence of osteoporosis, can not yet detect it until at least 30% of bone has been lost and the disease is advanced.
That’s why the only reliable method for assessing the risk of further fractures in a person is the measurement of bone mineral density.
Evidence quick, painless and noninvasive measure BMD. In studies has shown that the relationship between low BMD and the risk of bone fracture is even more pronounced than that between high levels of cholesterol and coronary heart disease, or that between hypertension and seizures.