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Understanding bone mineral density Assess your fracture risk Who diagnoses osteoporosis?
 
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    Learn helpful tips and tricks from Dr. Shapiro and her team of experts as they discuss the ins and outs of managing osteoporosis and preventing the consequences of bone loss, specifically bone breaks.

 
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    Talk to your doctor about your fracture risk and potential osteoporosis treatment options; an important part of bone health management. Use this Doctor Discussion Guide to help make the most of your next appointment.

 
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    These are just a couple of the decisions you'll have to consider when working with your doctor to find the best treatment option to suit you and your lifestyle.

 
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  • Are you at risk of
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    Approximately 1 in 2 women and up to 1 in 4 men over the age of 50 will suffer from a broken bone due to osteoporosis in their lifetime. Assess your risk factors for Low Bone Density today to help you determine your level of risk of breaking a bone.

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We've all heard that healthy bones are an essential part of an active lifestyle. But what does that really mean? Read on to discover how you can keep your bones strong and healthy: learn about the effects of osteoporosis and bone loss, understand your risk of bone breaks (fractures) and find out about the importance of diet, exercise, and treatment.

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Knowledge is power. Having a thorough understanding of your condition is important and will better enable you to take control of your bone health.


This section provides you with an excellent overview of everything you need to know about osteoporosis.

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Understanding your risk factors based on new Osteoporosis Canada guidelines can help you be more proactive in managing your bone health. Use our Doctor Discussion Guide to kick-start your journey to healthier bones. Simply answer a few questions and print off a copy to bring up with your doctor at your next visit. Your bones will thank you for it.



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