Learning about Osteoporosis

Osteoporosis Risk Factor Assessment

Back-Bones

Osteoporosis Fractures Are More Common Among Women Than
Heart Attack, Stroke, and Breast Cancer Combined.

Osteoporosis Risk Factor Assessment

1. Are you past menopause?
2. Did or does your mother or sister have osteoporosis?
3. Have you broken a bone in your hip, wrist, or spine since the age of 50?
4. Do you smoke cigarettes, or have you been a regular cigarette smoker in the past?
5. Do you have a small, thin frame?
6. Are you Asian or Caucasian?
7. Do you currently take oral steroids, such as prednisone?
8. Does your daily diet include less than 200mg of calcium; which is equivalent of
1 quart of milk?
9. Do you do weight-bearing exercise, such as walking, fewer than 3-4 times a week?
10. Do you consume alcohol in more than moderate amounts?

The more “YES” answers, the grater your risk for fracture.

Please visit Valley Osteoporosis Center at 501 N. Ware Rd, McAllen, TX, an ask about getting a bone density test: a fast, simple, and painless way to determine how healthy your bones are. The results of this will help you and your health care professionals decide the best course of action to take.