RANTING seems to help me clear my thoughts. So many women (again) are being misled…. get the facts!
In Australia you have to meet certain requirements or the cost of the test will not be met by Medicare.
I fortunately (questionable) met the criteria due to having been on heavy steroid drugs for a period of time. Then, of course – as they discovered (according to WHO standards) I had Osteopenia (the beginnings of osteoporosis), which now means I will continually be eligible for ongoing bone density monitoring.
The G.P. who looked at my results said I had two years in which to try in improve my bone density by increasing my calcium intake and ensuring adequate Vitamin D, or I would need to begin taking a drug (Bisphosphonate) for the rest of my life – which I was assured would be of great benefit to me in preventing (hopefully) bone fractures.
I love research, so this gave…
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