Falls and Older Adults

Frequently Asked Questions

8. How do I know if I have osteoporosis?

Osteoporosis has no symptoms. Many people don't know they have it until a bone breaks. A bone density test can tell you if you are at risk. This safe, painless test uses X-rays or sound waves to measure the strength of your bones. Women over age 65 and men over 70 should have a bone density test.