With a simple ultrasound of the Heel bone, the bone health is similar to good assess with the conventional measurement of bone density by Dual x-ray Absorptiometry. This is reported by researchers from Chicago, who had compared both methods with each other.
The Dual energy x-ray Absorptiometry (DXA) provides the best results for the assessment of bone health. But it has some disadvantages: It is an expensive investigation that requires special equipment, and in the investigation of the patient are exposed to x-ray radiation. "The use of ultrasound for the investigation of the heel does not deliver us with all the information that we have with a full DXA Scan collect könnten", Dr. Carolyn Komar, Professor of biomedical Sciences at the West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine says. "But it gives us a sufficient insight to know whether there was any reason for concern." Due to the wide availability of ultrasound equipment and the cost-effective investigation and more people could benefit from the procedure, the scientist is sure.
The bone density allows conclusions to be drawn on the bone health. She is at the age of mid-to-late 20’s at the highest and decreases in the course of life. This means that people who have trained as a young adult, is not a sufficiently strong bone, later have an increased risk of diseases such as osteoporosis.
The most effective measures for healthy bones in young adults are a healthy, balanced diet and plenty of exercise. This is not only to build some muscle to protect the bone, but the bone itself will be strengthened. "Most of the people think that our bones are in the adult age static structures. However, they are dynamic and are due to our lifestyle geprägt", Co-author Andrea Nazar, Professor of clinical science at the West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine says. The best approach to protect the bone, a healthy life style.