Osteoporosis Diagnosis and Treatment Options

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Family Physician discusses an Osteoporosis diagnosis and the treatment options.

Family Physician discusses an Osteoporosis diagnosis and the treatment options.

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Featuring Dr. Vivien Brown, MDCM, FCFP, NCMP, Family Physician
, Osteoporosis, Diagnosis and Treatment Options

Presenter: Dr. Vivien Brown, Family Doctor, Toronto, ON

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Osteoporosis Video Quiz ( 227 participated.)

Do you know why it is so important to diagnose and treat Osteoporosis?

Questions
 
True
False
1

The risks of bone fracture are much higher than any risks associated with taking osteoporosis-related medications.

2

People with osteoporosis usually have a lot of symptoms.

Explanation:

Many people with osteoporosis have no symptoms until they suffer a bone fracture.

3

Patients with osteoporosis need to focus more on muscle strength and posture rather than on preventing bone fractures.

Explanation:

Preventing fractures is of the utmost importance if you have osteoporosis. However, maintaining good muscle strength and posture can help you prevent falls and fractures.

4

Bone fractures can lead to death.

Explanation:

Bone fractures can lead to death. For example, a woman who experiences a hip fracture has a 23% chance of dying in the following two years.

5

A person who fractures a bone has a 40% chance of having another bone fracture at some point in the future.

This content is for informational purposes only, and is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified healthcare professional with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition.

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