Are you at risk for fractures?
You could be and not know it ―
you cannot feel your bones
Ask yourself the
Are you 65 or older?
Are you sedentary?
If you have answered “yes” to any of the questions,
talk to your doctor about a possible risk for osteoporosis.
Got 10 minutes?
Take a simple test that could
save your life …
Hip fractures from osteoporosis can be fatal or result in long-term disability. A bone density test of the spine and hip can determine if you have or are at risk for osteoporosis. The DXA test, a non-invasive low dose x-ray, is the most widely used measure of bone density.
Between -1 and -2.5
Courtesy of Hologic
Should you get tested? You should if you are …
- A woman 65 and older
- A man 70 and older
- Older than 50 and have broken a bone
- A postmenopausal woman not taking estrogen
- Taking medications that cause bone thinning
- A younger person with one or more risk factors