You have most likely been told that you or someone you love has osteoporosis, but do you understand how this was determined? Understanding this may give you more insight into your condition and its possible treatment.
Only your doctor can diagnose osteoporosis, and assess your fracture risk. Unfortunately, even after a fragility fracture, osteoporosis often goes undetected or untreated. In one study of women 50 and over, four out of five women had either not been tested for osteoporosis, or had not received medication for their osteoporosis, six to eight months after experiencing a fragility fracture. This is why it's so important for you to take control of your bone health now and speak to your doctor about your osteoporosis risk. Having a fragility fracture is a predictor of future fractures!
Diagnosing osteoporosis is not complicated or painful,click here to learn more