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Osteoporosis Quiz
What Do You Know About Osteoporosis? Osteoporosis is a disease that thins and weakens a person's bones. It makes them less dense and more fragile. Test your knowledge of this disease by taking the following quiz. 1. At what age do you have the most bone density? You didn't answer this question. You answered The correct answer is Your body forms new bone at a faster pace than it loses it (resorption) until around age 30. After age 30, bone loss slowly gets faster than bone formation. A. Your 20s B. Your ...
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Long-term use of medications called glucocorticoids can cause loss of bone density. These medications are used to treat a number of diseases, including asthma and arthritis.
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Osteoporosis What is osteoporosis? Osteoporosis is a disease that causes weak, thinning bones. This leaves the bones at greater risk of breaking. The bones most often affected are the hips, spine, and wrists. What causes osteoporosis? The exact cause for osteoporosis is unknown. But, a number of factors contribute to the disease including: Aging. Bones become less dense and weaker with age. Race. White and Asian women are most at risk. But, all races may get the disease. Body weight. People who weigh le...
Bone Density Test
Bone Density Test Some women are at greater risk for osteoporosis — the decrease of bone mass and density as a result of the depletion of bone calcium and protein — than others. Your doctor can help you determine your risk of developing osteoporosis by taking your personal and family medical history, and by doing a bone density test or bone mass measurement. What is a bone density test? A bone density test, also known as bone mass measurement or bone mineral density test, measures the strength and densi...
Osteoporosis: Evaluate Your Risk
Osteoporosis: Evaluate Your Risk What is osteoporosis? Osteoporosis is a disease that causes rapid thinning of bones. Over time, this weakens the bones and can make them more likely to break. It can affect any bone, but the hip, spine, and wrist are most often involved. What are the risk factors for osteoporosis? Women are more likely than men to develop osteoporosis. This happens partly because men have larger, stronger bones. Men and women older than age 50 are at the greatest risk for developing oste...