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Essential Screenings for a Woman Post-menopause

Post-menopause can be a drastic adjustment for many women. Your body has undergone a significant physical change. With that come certain increased risks due to a sharp decrease in your estrogen and other hormones. Some women may choose hormone replacement therapy (HRT) to deal with menopausal symptoms and health risks, although HRT itself can increase the risk of certain diseases.

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What is a DEXA Scan?

If you’re a post-menopausal woman, you should ask your doctor about a DEXA Scan. A DEXA Scan is a test to measure bone density. It helps your doctor diagnose or predict your risk of developing osteoporosis. DEXA scans use low-dose x-rays, and can also help predict your risk for bone fractures.

Your Bones Begin to Deteriorate After Age 35

From birth until about age 35,

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