Bone Densitometry

Alexandria Womens Center physicians have a unified belief and diligent practice in the management of womens bone health. We are proactive in not just the diagnosis and management of osteoporosis but in routine prevention as well. We are the only OB/GYN clinic in Central Louisiana to bring the convenience of an in office full body bone density unit with same day as yearly exam testing. Our Hologic Discovery unit studies allow our physicians to determine the presence and level of your  bone loss and formulate an immediate manangement plan for your benefit. With sequential follow up testing when warranted, response and improvement over your lifespan can be tracked to assure your maximum benefit.



What risk factors exist for osteoporosis?


Uncontrollable Risk Factors

  • Being over age 50.
  • Being female.
  • Menopause.
  • Family history of osteoporosis.
  • Low body weight/being small and thin.
  • Broken bones or height loss.

Controllable Risk Factors

There are also medications and diseases that can cause bone loss and increase your risk of osteoporosis