A Life Line Screening Bone Density Screen Is a Quick and Painless Way to Determine Your Risk for Osteoporosis

Bone minerals like calcium and phosphorus assist in building bone tissue. Bone tissue gives bones the strength to withstand any pressure that can lead to fractures and is continually being lost and ideally is regenerated at a rate that keeps the bones strong.

Healthy bone density is between -1 and -2.5. When bone tissue regeneration does not keep pace with bone tissue loss your bone density can fall below -2.5 indicating a condition known as osteopenia a precursor to the more serious osteoporosis. Healthy bone tissue appears mostly solid, with what might be described as pinholes in it. In people with osteoporosis instead of pinholes, there are gaps in the bone tissue.

Those who have osteoporosis are more susceptible to fractures. Yearly, two million broken bones in the US alone are attributable to the disease. It is estimated that in the next eight years broken bones resulting from osteoporosis will generate $25.3 billion in medical costs.

Life Line Screening is now using Bindex the latest bone index screening technology. Bindex is a product of European medical equipment manufacturer Bone Index Ltd. As with all Life Line Screenings, the object of a bone index screening is early detection to help avoid a more serious health issue.

Initially, osteoporosis is symptomless so it is important to know that risk factors include being postmenopausal, a tendency to consume large amounts of alcohol, and a sedentary lifestyle. Low calcium intake tobacco use, and being small framed are additional risk factors. Hispanics, those of Asian descent, and Caucasians are especially at risk for osteoporosis.

If you fall into one of the at-risk groups listed above or are experiencing sudden back pain, deteriorating posture, loss of height, broken bones (fractures of the spine, wrist, or hip are of special concern) you should schedule an appointment for a bone density screening during one of the 15,000 screening events that Life Line Screening holds nationally.

During the quick and painless screening, Bindex will measure the middle one-third of the surface layer of the tibia (shin bone) using pulse-echo ultrasound technology to measure bone density and determine if you have or are at risk for osteoporosis.

There is no special preparation involved. Don’t wear pantyhose because the screening will involve removing your shoes and socks. Individuals who have osteoporosis or risk factors for it should be screened yearly.

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Dr. Walden’s Career

Jennifer Lee Walden is an American doctor who specializes in plastic surgery. Due to her beauty and expertise, she has expanded her career to include media commentating and academics as well. Her success as a plastic surgeon lead her to found Walden Cosmetic Surgery Center, PLLC, an Austin, Texas based private surgery center. 

Throughout her career, Dr. Walden has accumulated various prestigious rewards. In December of 2014, she was recognized as a Texas Super Doctor. Super Doctors are specialty medical physicians who have achieved a high degree of accomplishment and professionalism. This list is very selective, highlighting the consumer satisfaction and professional respect that Texas has for Dr. Walden’s plastic surgery practices. 

Dr. Walden’s practice philosophy is centered on promoting health and safety by enhancing the body through a personalized and comprehensive cosmetic surgery. Aging is inevitable, but with Dr. Walden focuses on matching the outer beauty to the beauty inside each of her individual patients. Her office and employees provide professional consultation on the sensitive subject of body enhancements, creating a supportive environment that fosters comfortable and informative decision making. Dr. Walden want to help patients feel their best, look their best and be satisfied with the results of her surgeries.

The services Dr. Walden’s surgical centers provide vary. They include surgery to breast, neck, belly and other areas, as well as skin repairs and enhancement procedures. The innovative collagen pen is one of the services her centers are reputable for. These laser pens are less aggressive than traditional skin healing methods. There is less recovery time and damage from the collage pen, allowing the body to heal naturally and quickly.

Dr. Walden’s Texas based surgical center does not cater to locals alone. Fly-In Programs are promoted to help those who are not residents of Texas to achieve the aesthetic desires that they have. It is simple as sending an email request, flying in, having a brief consultation, the desired procedure and short recovery term following. These world-renowned procedures are some of the safest and satisfactory practices offered. Dr. Walden has appeared on CBS, ABC and Fox News promoting her wonderful life-changing procedures. 

Dr. Walden is the happy mother of twin sons, but still continues her private business practices. Her philanthropy work is exceptional, expanding across the country in various ways. She leads the world in cosmetic surgery as not only an expert and plastic surgeon, but voted as one of 2014’s Best Beauty Surgeons.