Dr. Kam Shojania, MD FRCPC, Rheumatologist, discusses the diagnosis of osteoporosis.
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Well the diagnosis of osteoporosis is hard to make.
You prefer not to make it once someone's already had a fracture. It would be nice to know whether one has osteoporosis before the fracture.
So, people are recommending – or the osteoporosis physicians and associations - are recommending a bone density scan around the age of 65.
If you know you have osteoporosis based on risk factors or based on bone density testing, it's possible to reduce your risk of fracturing through lifestyle measures, diet, and sometimes medications.
If you have a lot of risk factors for osteoporosis, it would be a good idea to get a bone density scan earlier, and if you wonder if you have osteoporosis it's a good idea to talk to your healthcare provider about whether you need a bone density scan.
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