What is Osteoporosis?
Osteoporosis is a disease characterised by low bone mass and deterioration of bone tissue which leads to increased risk of fractures.
In Ireland over 300,000 people suffer from Osteoporosis. 20% of men and 50% of woman over the age of 50 will have a fracture as a result of Osteoporosis.
In a study conducted by The Trinity University and Ulster Department of Agriculture
study (TUDA), it was estimated that by 2025 that osteoporotic-type fractures are likely to increase by 79% with the number of hip fractures expected to increase by 88%.
The study highlighted the importance of a number of different areas for healthy bones, such as;
Within our screening process we have the ability to assess bone density.
What does the test involve?
The test will be undertaken behind our medical privacy screen and there will be no need to undress for this test.
The scan is radiation free and totally painless.
An ultrasonic gel will be placed on your Radius, Phalanx, Tibia and Metatarsal bones. An Ultrasound Sonometer will then be used to scan for Osteoporosis.
The Osteoporosis scan takes into account age, gender and ethnicity and is available in minutes.
The results of your scan are colour coded and produce World Health Organisation compliant T-score and Z-score results which our company doctor will interpret and report.
The Osteoporosis test will be carried out by our fully trained registered nurse and results will form part of your comprehensive health report.
The benefits of health screening can be felt by both the employer and the employee alike. Health screening is an effective way of increasing employee morale, and leads to reduced sickness and levels of absenteeism.
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