Osentia Osteroprosis Screening Test
Osentia Osterporisis Screening Test is a clinically proven, safe and accurate test that can identify your risk of fragility fractures - which is a common sign that you may have osteoporosis.
All of us are at some risk of developing Osterporosis. One in two women and one in five men over the age of 50 will suffer a fracture due to weakened bones. The good news is that - with this Osterporosis Screening Test - you can understand your risk of developing Osterporosis, and then be in a position to do something about it!
Osentia has been clinically proven to assess the risk of fragility fractures, enabling early, long-term lifestyle changes to be made and earlier treatment to be administered. Everyone who completes the Osentia Osterporosis Screening Test will be provided with a tailored risk report, and a copy of Understanding and Managing Osteoporosis Risk Factors - a booklet that is packed full of health and lifestyle information that will help you to manage and minimise the risk of developing osteoporosis.
Osentia Osteroprosis Screening Test
This Osteoporosis Screening Test rquires only a fingernail or a toenail clipping (which you would send to be laboratory-tested in the prepaid envelope provided). Your nail clipping is analysed to seek to identify changes in the nail structure (this correlates with your risk of developing osteoporosis).
Your personalised results will be sent to you within seven days.
Osteoporosis is a condition in which your bones lose strength and density. As a result of this, they're more likely to break - with the result that even a minor bump or fall can have grave consequences to your health, wellbeing, mobility and independence.
Osteoporosis is often referred to as the silent disease; usually there are no tell-tale signs or warning symptoms that would alert you to its presence, early on in its progression.
Your wrists, hips and spine are the most commonly affected sites - and accordingly broken bones or fragility fractures caused by osteoporosis will tend to affect these areas most.
And unfortunately, studies show that a person who suffers one fracture is then at a greater risk of suffering another – around 23% of secondary fractures occur within 12 months of an initial fracture.
Fragility fractures caused by osteoporosis can have a devastating effect on the day-to-day lives of sufferers - these affect mobility, and they result in a loss of independence. This can then have a knock-on effect - with reduced mobility and independence keeping active and keeping yourself in good health becomes more challenging.
Risk factors for osteoporosis
Osteoporosis is more common in women than in men, because of hormone changes that occur during the menopause which directly affect bone density.
Growing old unfortunately increases the risk factor for osteoporosis. Our bones start to age as we enter our mid-thirties and as a result, one in two women and one in five men over the age of 50 will suffer a fracture due to weakened bones.
In addition to age and gender, there are a number of other factors which can increase your likelihood of suffering from a fragility fracture:
Low body weight | Smoking | Alcohol consumption | Diet | Your race/ethnicity | How often you exercise | Genetics
Understanding your risk factors can be helpful, because there are actions you can take to reduce these risks and ultimately make you less likely to suffer from a fragility fracture in older age.
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Where we deliver
We deliver all over the UK and Ireland.
Orders less than £50 in value:
- If you’re in the UK (including Northern Ireland & Channel Islands) economy delivery is just £2.99. If you require a faster delivery service, our standard (approximately 2 working days) service is £4.99. We offer an express service which is priced at £8.99.
Orders more than £50 in value:
- If you’re in the UK (including Northern Ireland & Channel Islands) our economy service is free. If you require a faster delivery service, our standard (approximately 2 working days) service is £1.99. We offer an express service which is priced at £3.99.
Delivery to the Republic of Ireland starts at £5.99, with free delivery available when your order is to the value of £50 or greater.
All orders to the value of £50.00 or greater will receive free economy delivery.
Next Day Delivery
Orders placed on a Next Working Day basis are delivered by Royal Mail (using their Special Delivery service), or by courier. Please see our Delivery Information page for further details. Our Next Working Day Delivery service is only applicable to orders placed before noon, and excludes delivery at weekends, and on a public/bank holiday.
Please note that due to the Air Navigation (Dangerous Goods) Regulations, we can post a maximum of:
- 2 aerosols per order;
- 4 fragrances or nail polishes per order.
Orders placed containing quantities exceeding this cannot be processed in full. Please see our Delivery Information page (Dangerous Goods section) for further details.