Learn about bone disease (osteoporosis) and early detection

Clinic photo landing page AZOne in three women and one in five men over the age of 50 will be affected by osteoporosis, which is a disease that weakens the bones, making them more fragile and susceptible to fractures.

The most common fractures due to osteoporosis occur at the hip, spine and wrist. The likelihood of these fractures occurring increases with age.  Major fractures, including hip fracture, can lead to limited function, loss of independence, and increased risk of death.

Early detection of osteoporosis can lead to better results from treatment.

Find out if you have osteoporosis risk factors. 
Take the One-Minute Osteoporosis Risk Test from the International Osteoporosis Foundation (IOF). This short questionnaire about risk factors can help you understand the status of your bone health.

Talk to your doctor
Please share the findings of this risk test with your doctor or health care provider. To learn more about osteoporosis and bone health, including things you can do to prevent it or slow its progression, talk to your doctor.

 

 

 

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