Signs that I may need a bone density scan

Detect osteoporosis, as we are living longer, we need to care for our bones and spines more carefully. The most common reasons to request a bone density scan are for the following:

  • Suffering from frequent bone fractures of breaks
  • Poor or fair health accompanied by smoking or having more than two alcoholic drinks a day
  • Insufficient calcium within your diet or being lactose intolerant
  • You have undergone or currently undergoing a cancer treatment
  • If you’re naturally thin or small-framed
  • Struggling with a preexisting eating disorder or recovering from an eating disorder
  • You take corticosteroids to treat an autoimmune condition
  • You are over the years of 45 and for woman suffering from menopause

How to prepare and what to expect

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    Dr. Manitha Bindapersad

    Midrand Breast and Bone Density Clinic is led by Dr. Manitha Bindapersad. She is a specialist radiologist with a particular interest in breast imaging and women’s health. After graduating from Sefako Makgatho Health Sciences University (MEDUNSA) in 1998 and completing her internship and community service; she chose to specialise and train as a radiologist at the University of Witwatersrand from 2001 to 2005.

    Over the years, she has gained a wealth of experience working in the public sector as head of Chris Baragwanath Hospital’s Mammography Department for 15 years and 10 subsequent years in the private sector. Dr Bindapersad has extensive experience and expertise in the fields of digital mammography, bone care, performance of biopsies, women’s health and general radiology.

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