As women age, their risk of developing Osteoporosis increases. After menopause, the body produces less estrogen. Estrogen helps protect the body from bone loss. Routine Bone Density tests are very important to help detect bone loss early when it is most treatable. Richland Memorial Hospital offers Bone Density testing through its state-of-the-art Women’s Health Center. Talk to your doctor about when to begin bone density testing based on your medical and family history.