Bone density screening

COLONIAL HEIGHTS, VA (WWBT) - Dr. John Clay is recommending bone density screenings for all of his patients.

The screening tests for osteoporosis, which occurs mostly in women, but also in men.

Risk factors include thin body frame, cigarette smoking, heavy alcohol abuse, chronic use of steroid medications and a family history of osteoporosis.

Discuss bone density screenings with your doctor during your annual physical or during other visits to the physician.

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