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Discuss your concerns about osteoporosis with your healthcare provider and obtain an order for DEXA bone density exam. For more information, call the Women's Center at (319) 398-6690. For scheduling, please call (319) 861-7778.
You're more than just a breast or bone – those are just parts – and that's not how we see you. Mercy Women's Center provides you with a holistic approach like no other. We provide you with all the tools you need for healthy bones – from osteoporosis screenings and bone density testing to support groups and fitness classes and beyond.
Bones change throughout one's lifetime – bone is not a solid, lifeless substance; bone is a complex structure of living tissue. If not prevented or if left untreated, the loss of bone tissue can progress into this painful and debilitating condition that affects 25 million Americans. More than half of women ages 65 and older are affected by osteoporosis. Take care of your bone health. We can help.
DEXA bone density testing serves as an aid in diagnosing osteoporosis, osteopenia (low bone density), and in monitoring the effectiveness of treatment.
Find out who needs a bone density test here as well.
The first step in treating osteoporosis is prevention. Building strong bones, especially before age 35, may be the best defense. Osteoporosis requires lifelong management.
Get the facts about osteoporosis.
Are you at risk for osteoporosis? Find out here.