To determine your risk of osteoporosis, please take a few minutes to complete our online risk assessment questionnaire. You will receive your results within seconds. Then, share the results of the risk test with your family doctor. He or she might recommend that you have a bone mineral density (BMD) test and/or a lab test conducted to determine if you have low bone mass (osteopenia) or osteoporosis.
Osteoporosis Facts & Figures
- Osteoporosis is a painful and crippling disease affecting both men and women that occurs when bone loss is so severe it causes bones to become porous, brittle and likely to break.
- The National Osteoporosis Foundation has identified osteoporosis and low bone mass (osteopenia) as a major public health threat for approx. 44 million total people of the U.S. population aged 50 and older.
- We start to lose bone mass around age 35-40.
- Risk factors for osteoporosis can include the following: cigarette smoking, loss of more than 1 inch of height in a one year period, low body weight (less than 127 pounds),estrogen deficiency, low calcium intake (lifelong), early menopause, low physical activity, and personal history of fractures as an adult.