In order to determine whether you have osteoporosis or any other bone problems, you have to resort to certain diagnostic tests. One of the well-recognized screening tests to diagnose osteoporosis is the DEXA scan or DXA scan. This test is a special type of X-ray that is known to determine your bone mineral density or BMD.
For about several years, DXA scan has been used by most of the laboratories and medical institutions. However, a certain study shows that it is not to be trusted at all and therefore, it is considered a risky bone scan scam. It is, in fact, a dangerous way to lead women to take medications that are not at all necessary and worse, it can even cause harm to the body.
DXA scan is considered a scheme according to a study and not only should women take note of this but also men. Its accuracy in finding out your bone’s condition is not at all reliable. It is even noted to be a pharmaceutical conspiracy to promote a manufacturer’s drug and boost its sales.
The reasons why this type of scan is unreliable are the following:
- It doesn’t give you correct result.
Studies show that the DXA scan could give you just about any result, which is unreliable. The truth is that this scan does not predict the real condition of your bone but only the fact that you do have bones. Yes, its X-ray beam basically measures your T-score through bone minerals but it is just pure estimate and guess. It is not the accurate one. This goes without saying that it’s pretty much a pointless procedure and opting for this method will not only cause you an amount of dollars but it may also lead you to buy the drugs that are not necessary.
- Different DXA brands give out different results
Ideally, all brands should have uniform results. This is the basis that they are all telling the truth and the results that they give tells you your real condition. Unfortunately, this is not the case with the different DXA brands. Some DXA brands tell you that you have a normal bone density while others predict that you have osteopenia or osteopenia. Now which brand should you trust? This is one of the reasons why this type of screening causes alarming thoughts to everyone who are aware.
Because of the inaccuracy the DXA scan, it will of course lead to misdiagnosis. People who are diagnosed of having osteoporosis even they do not have this condition will of course be forced to buy prescribed medications. Pharmaceutical companies of usually prescribed drugs such as Fosamax, Boniva, and Reclast are the ones that benefit and gain through this diagnostic errors while people who are wrongly diagnosed are clearly on the losing side.
The said drugs, on the other hand, are also known to cause undesirable effects which greatly puts a person at risk. Certain effects such as irregular heart rate, esophageal cancer, abdominal pain, and vision problems are few of the effects that these medications give. Now, would you rather risk your health by trusting a screening test that does not guarantee a real bone density score? The answer is pretty much apparent.