Why do you need to perform BMD?
The doctor might also ask you to undergo a BMD test when you have lost your height, fractured a bone, taken certain drugs, received a transplant or had a drop-in hormone level. Women age 65 or older and men age 70 or older should perform this test. Also, postmenopausal woman with age 50 or older and anyone who breaks a bone after 50 is asked to perform this test.
- To identify if the density of your bone as decreased without breaking of it.
- To determine fractures or risk of broken bones.
- To closely monitor the treatment of osteoporosis.