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Talk to your doctor

Talking to your doctor about osteoporosis, your fracture risk, or your treatment options - is an important part of partnering with your physician to manage your bone health. Being able to have open discussions with your physician will help ensure you're getting a treatment plan that suits your needs and your lifestyle - especially since those needs may change over time.

In addition, there are several things that you can do to help strengthen your bones, such as changing your diet and exercise. These habits can work wonders in helping to strengthen your bones - plus it'll help you feel like you're more in control of your bone health.


Did you know that the new Osteoporosis Guidelines released in October, 2010 by Osteoporosis Canada recommend changing the way your doctor assesses for osteoporosis and fracture risk? Click here to assess your fracture risk.

Download your personalized Doctor Discussion Guide

The Doctor Discussion Guides have been created to help support you during conversations with your doctor. Whether you're looking for general information, to assess your risk factors or even discuss new treatment options, each Doctor Discussion Guide is tailored to meet your current needs and lifestyle. Bring your Doctor Discussion Guide to each appointment to help you find the answers you need to be an active partner with your doctor in your bone health.

Simply answer the questions below and then click "submit" to start downloading your personalized Doctor Discussion Guide.

1. Have you been diagnosed with a bone health condition such as osteoporosis?
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No
2. Are you currently taking a prescription medication for osteoporosis?
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No
3. Have you taken a medication for osteoporosis but stopped?
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