Osteoporosis

Diagnosis

Try this 4 - question quiz to see how much you know about Osteoporosis: Diagnosis.

1. Consider being evaluated by a doctor for osteoporosis if






That's correct. E is the correct answer.

Consider being evaluated by a doctor for osteoporosis if

  • you are a man or woman over age 50 or a postmenopausal woman and you break a bone
  • you are a woman age 65 or older
  • you are a woman younger than 65 and at high risk for fractures
  • you have lost height, developed a stooped or hunched posture, or experienced sudden back pain with no apparent cause
  • you have been taking glucocorticoid medications such as prednisone, cortisone, or dexamethasone for 2 months or longer or are taking other medications known to cause bone loss
  • you have a chronic illness or are taking a medication that is known to cause bone loss
  • you have anorexia nervosa or a history of this eating disorder
  • you are a premenopausal woman, not pregnant, and your menstrual periods have stopped, are irregular, or never started when you reached puberty.