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Osteoporosis Appointment Guide

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Ask the right questions at your next doctor’s appointment. Answer two questions below to personalize your appointment guide.
  • How long ago were you diagnosed with osteoporosis?
  • Are you taking any prescription medicine for your bone health?
  • Have you had a follow-up bone density test since you've been diagnosed with osteoporosis?
  • Do you smoke?
  • Have you had any falls since you've been diagnosed with osteoporosis?
  • Have you had any bone fractures since age 50?
  • Do you have a parent who has had a hip fracture?
  • Have you ever had a bone density test? If yes, do you remember what your T-score was?
  • Do you regularly take a calcium and/or vitamin D supplement?
  • Have you ever taken estrogen replacement therapy?
  • Do you exercise regularly?
  • What are the causes of osteoporosis? Do any of the medications I've taken increase my risk for osteoporosis?
  • What medications are available to improve my bone health?
  • What are the risks of doing nothing to address my bone health?
  • Are there lifestyle changes I can make to improve my bone health, such as exercise or dietary changes?
  • Are there specific activities or triggers I should avoid?
  • What are the best osteoporosis treatment options for me?
  • What is my risk for bone fracture?
  • How will I know if my treatment plan is working well or if it needs to be changed?
  • How often do I need to make appointments for follow-up? What are you looking for when I have follow-up appointments?
  • Are there other medications that would do a better job of improving my bones?
  • What should I expect with my specific case of osteoporosis? How at risk am I for bone fractures?
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Last Review Date: 2018 Jul 17
  1. Osteoporosis. Mayo Clinic. https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/osteoporosis/diagnosis-treatment/drc-20351974
  2. What is Osteoporosis? Frequently Asked Questions. International Osteoprosis Foundation. https://www.iofbonehealth.org/frequently-asked-questions
  3. Questions to Ask Your Doctor After Your Bone Density Test. American Bone Health. https://americanbonehealth.org/about-bone-density/questions-to-ask-your-doctor-after-your-bone-densi...
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