The Importance of Maintaining a Healthy Hip Bone Density

In almost all the tests that are conducted to measure the bone density in an individual, one area that matters a lot is the hip bone. Some of the most common tests like Dual Energy X-ray Absorptiometry (DXA or DEXA) measure the hip bone density to check for any risk of osteoporosis in the patient.

Some of the cases where the hip bone density needs to be measured are:

  1. If the patient has a personal or maternal history of hip fracture or smoking
  2. If the individual is a post menstrual women and not taking estrogen
  3. If the woman is tall that is above 5feet7inches or thin that is less than 125 pounds
  4. If you are suffering from a thyroid condition like the hyperthyroidism
  5. Have suffered a fracture after just a mild trauma
  6. In case you have had an X-ray evidence of vertebral fracture or some other signs of osteoporosis
  7. Are suffering from a high bone turnover that can be determined from excessive collagen in urine samples
  8. If you are a male with clinical conditions associated with bone loss
  9. In case you are taking medications that cause bone loss
The hip bone is the most important bone in the entire body of the human being. If there is any loss in the hip bone density then it is always advisable to get yourself tested for the disease of osteoporosis. Any damage in the hip bone can be life threatening if not treated properly.

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