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Osteoporosis Health Center

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10 Osteoporosis Questions to Ask Your Doctor

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    Since you’ve recently been diagnosed with osteoporosis, ask your doctor these questions at your next visit.

    1. Are there ways to keep osteoporosis from worsening?
    2. Can medications taken for other illnesses cause bone loss?
    3. How can I prevent fractures?
    4. How frequently should I have a bone density test?
    5. How much calcium and vitamin D do I need every day, and how can I get enough of these nutrients?
    6. How much exercise do I need to boost bone strength, and which exercises do you recommend?
    7. Is hormone replacement therapy safe for preventing osteoporosis?
    8. What osteoporosis medications are available that prevent bone loss?
    9. What are some other lifestyle changes I should make now to keep my bones strong?
    10. What does my T-score mean? (A T-score is the result of a bone density test.)

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    Reviewed by Traci C. Johnson, MD, FACOG on October 17, 2014
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