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Preventing Osteoporosis: Questions for the doctor

Osteoporosis (“os-tee-oh-puh-ROH-sis”) is a bone disease that makes bones weaker and more likely to break. Anyone can get osteoporosis, but it’s most common in older women.

Ask your doctor or nurse about steps you can take to prevent weak bones and lower your risk for osteoporosis. And if you are age 50 or older, find out if you need to get a bone density test.

What do I ask the doctor?

Visiting the doctor can be stressful. It helps to have questions written down before your appointment. You may also want to take a family member or close friend along to help take notes on what the doctor says.

Print these questions, and take them with you the next time you visit the doctor.