Doctor DiscussionMake an appointment with a specialist to talk about osteoporosis risk factors. If you are 40 years of age or older, take some time to review the list of potential risk factors to discuss. An individual’s response can help prepare for this healthcare discussion.
- The individual has had a bone fracture as an adult – wrist, hip, spine, etc.
- History of osteoporosis in family – mother, sister, father.
- Body Type – small, medium, large frame.
- Body Shape – Thin, frail, overweight, obese.
- No regular exercise.
- Tobacco use – smoke, vaping, chewing, etc.
- Alcohol consumption – Drinks 3 or more times a week, sometimes binge drinks.
- Diet does not include calcium – milk, yogurt, or vitamin D – cheese, eggs.
- Occasional crash diet.
- Eating disorders – anorexia, purging, bulimia.
- Corticosteroid/s use and/or anti-convulsant medication/s use.
- Less stability on feet.
- Experiences occasional falls.
- Women – 45 or younger, beginning of menopause, 50 or older, post-menopause.
- Men – Diagnosed with low testosterone levels.