10 Questions to Ask Your Doctor about...


Osteoporosis

  1. What is osteoporosis? What causes it?

  2. Can osteoporosis affect both men and women?

  3. What are common symptoms of osteoporosis?

  4. What are the effects of osteoporosis on my overall health?

  5. What medications treat osteoporosis? How do they work?

  6. What are the risks and side effects of these medications?

  7. What are other treatments for osteoporosis?

  8. How much calcium and vitamin D do I need every day to help strengthen my bones? What are good sources of these nutrients?

  9. What other steps can I take to prevent osteoporosis from getting worse?

  10. What types of physical activity are safe for me to do if I have osteoporosis?

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Reference: Osteoporosis section on Better Medicine


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Women ages 19 to 50 need at least 1,000 milligrams of calcium every day. Younger women and women older than 50 need even more.