How Fragile Are Your Bones? Check Your Risk Factors Now

Answer these questions to assess your risk factors for having osteoporosis and the likelihood of breaking a bone. The results will help you figure out what to discuss with your doctor during your next checkup.

1. Have you broken or fractured any bones as an adult?

Yes
No

2. Have you "lost height" in recent years?

Yes
No

3. Have your shoulders started slumping forward in recent years?

Yes
No

4. Are you over the age of 55?

Yes
No

5. If you're a woman, have you gone through menopause?

Yes
No

6. Is there a history of osteoporosis in your family?

Yes
No

7. Did either of your parents ever break a bone?

Yes
No

8. Are you petite (small and thin)?

Yes
No

9. Do you regularly smoke cigarettes or did you in the past?

Yes
No

10. Do you exercise regularly?

Yes
No

11. Do you consume more than two alcoholic beverages a day?

Yes
No

12. Do you fall frequently?

Yes
No

13. Does your diet include dairy products, dark-green vegetables and other foods that are high in calcium?

Yes
No

14. Is your skin exposed to sunlight for at least 15 minutes every day? Or, do you take a vitamin D supplement?

Yes
No


Basics
Bone Density Testing: What to Expect
Did Osteoporosis Cause Your Fracture?
Osteoporosis at a Glance

What You Need to Know
Why Your Spine, Wrists & Hips Are at Risk


 
Top 4 Bone-Health Myths—Set Straight!
Osteoporosis Fast Facts

Separating Myths From Facts

How Fragile Are Your Bones?
How Your Spine Changes as You Age

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