Osteoporosis Fracture Risk Assessment Tool

As mentioned in the podcast, it is now possible to determine your 10 year fracture risk from osteoporosis.  This is a wonderful tool for clinicians and patients to help them understand the seriousness of their osteoporosis, the likely benefit of treatment, and to monitor the effectiveness of treatment.

All you need to know is: your age, sex, height, weight; if you have had a previous fracture in adulthood; if you have a parent that had a hip fracture; if you smoke; if you take steroids; if you have rheumatoid arthritis; if you have osteoporosis caused by other medical conditions (diabetes, hyperthyroidism, bone disease, premature menopause, hypogonadism, etc); how much alcohol you drink per day, and you most recent bone mineral density results.

Osteoporosis Fracture Risk Assessment Tool

Be Well,

Richard

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