Who Should get Tested?
Your risk of osteoporosis increases if you're a woman and you're white.
factors also increase your risk, including:
- A history of falls or bone fractures as an adult
- A history of fractures in a close adult relative, such as a mother,
sister or aunt
- Early onset of menopause
- Low calcium and vitamin D intake
- Low body weight
- Weight loss
- Not enough physical activity
- Late onset of your first menstrual cycle (menarche)
- Low estrogen levels
- Muscle weakness
- Caffeine intake
- A family history of osteoporosis
Factors that might increase your chances of falling include:
- Poor balance
- Impaired vision
- Use of long-acting sedatives
Should I get Tested?
- Take the Quiz!
Bone density testing is recommended if:
- You're a woman age 65 or older
- You're 60 and at increased risk of osteoporosis
- You're a postmenopausal woman who has recently fractured a bone
- You're a younger postmenopausal woman with other risk factors for
You might qualify for a free testing in one of our clinical research studies