Skip to content
My WebMD Sign In, Sign Up

Osteoporosis Health Center

Select An Article
Font Size

10 Osteoporosis Questions to Ask Your Doctor

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.)

WebMD Medical Reference

Reviewed by Laura J. Martin, MD on October 18, 2012
Next Article:

Today on WebMD

thumbnail_man_feeding_woman_strawberry
Slideshow
Managing OAB
Article
 
Vitamin D
Slideshow
osteoporosis overview
Slideshow
 
Lactose Intolerance
Article
Woman holding plate of brocolli
Article
 
Dairy products
Tool
Superfood for Bones
Slideshow
 
Endocrinologists in Your Area
Screening Tests for Women
Slideshow
exercise endometrial cancer
Article
 
hand holding medicine
Article
Working Out With Osteoporosis
Video