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How Many of You Have Had a DEXA Scan ?
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How Many of You Have Had a DEXA Scan ?


I don't think many health practitioners are aware of this, but I could be wrong. If you have fibro, CFIDS/ME or an autoimmune condition, I highly recommend getting a DEXA scan to rule out osteopenia and/or osteoporosis. And this includes the male members here as well... I've seen a few men on the research protocol I'm on who have been diagnosed with either one of these two conditions.

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forgive me... but what is a dexa scan???
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DEXA scans are similiar to X-Rays, but more accurate. It is an easy, non-invasive test that requires very little preparation. If you are taking calcium supplements, you should stop at least 48 hours before the test.

I would check first to make sure your insurance company will pay for the test. The test rules out osteopenia and osteoporosis. I know I have osteopenia and many other women and even men with CFS and fibro have osteopenia or osteoporosis as well.

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thank you!
Ms. Information Queen! LOL
have a good day plataletgal, you deserve it!

jos
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Thanks ! Today is a relaxing Sunday for me. = )
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