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Search results for: "Bone Density"

Bone density scan

Find out if you need a bone density scan and how this medical test is used to help identify low bone density and diagnose osteoporosis.

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Osteopaenia

If you have osteopaenia, your bones are weaker than normal. Osteopaenia is less severe than osteoporosis but you need to take care if you're at risk.

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Health checks for women

A guide to routine health checks and tests for women, including mammogram, bowel cancer screening, blood pressure and more.

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Osteoporosis

Osteoporosis is a condition that affects your bones, causing them to become weak and fragile. Learn about its treatment, management and prevention.

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Calcium

Calcium strengthens bones, helps prevent osteoporosis and more. Find out how much you need for your age and how to find good sources of calcium.

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Physical activity guidelines for older people

Over-60s should try to be active every day. Here's how much exercise you need to stay mentally and physically strong and prevent conditions such as osteoporosis.

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X-rays

An x-ray uses radiation to create a picture of the inside of your body. The x-ray beam is absorbed differently by body structures to create the image.

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Thyroid problems

If your thyroid becomes overactive (hyperthyroidism) or underactive (hypothyroidism), you may experience a range of health problems — learn more here.

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Weight loss and dieting

Many diets are promoted in Australia, but they don't all work. Follow a healthy eating and exercise plan and you're more likely to keep weight off long term.

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Testosterone

Your testosterone levels can vary depending on your sex, age and health. Learn more about low testosterone, possible causes and symptoms.

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