One-Stop Osteoporosis Screening Service

Osteoporosis is a condition that weakens bones, making them fragile and more likely to break.

For further information or to make an appointment call us on 020 8335 4646
Self pay price £296

It's a fairly common condition that affects around three million people in the UK. One in two women and one in five men over the age of 80 in the UK will fracture a bone, commonly hip, spine or wrist, mainly due to poor bone health.

Spire St Anthony’s Hospital offers a one-stop screening service with Professor John Axford and Dr Nina Agarwal to evaluate patients at an early stage to prevent the complications of osteoporosis, and treat patients at the earliest possible stage to prevent additional disease manifestations.

There are usually no warnings you've developed osteoporosis and it's often only diagnosed when a bone is fractured after even minor falls.

Who is at risk?

Women are more at risk of developing osteoporosis than men. Those at greater risk include:

  • post-menopausal women
  • women who have had an early menopause
  • women who have had a hysterectomy
  • women of all ages who exercise very heavily
  • people with a close family history of osteoporosis
  • anyone with a low body mass index or body weight
  • those on prolonged low calorie diets
  • all who exercise inadequately or who have prolonged periods of inactivity
  • smokers or heavy drinkers
  • people with dietary problems or gastrointestinal or rheumatic diseases
  • steroid users
  • people on certain medications i.e. long-term use of corticosteroid or enoxaparin

If any of these risk factors apply, simply call us and we’ll arrange the rest.

With our One-Stop Osteoporosis Screening Service you will need a DEXA Scan.

DEXA stands for ‘dual energy X-ray absorptiometry’. A DEXA scan is a test that measures the density of bones. In general, the more dense the bone, the stronger it is.

Following your scan, a full report will be prepared. This will take any additional personal risk factors into account in determining your future fracture risk and will include recommendations such as the need for drug therapy and follow-up scans where appropriate.

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For further information or to make an appointment please call us on 020 8335 4646.

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