Osteoporosis | Questions to Ask Your Doctor

  • Do I need a bone density test? How often should I get one?
  • I’m peri- or post-menopausal. Am I at risk for osteoporosis?
  • How can I be sure that I’m getting enough calcium?
  • Is it safe for me to exercise? What kind of exercise should I do?
  • Are there other lifestyle changes I can make at home to decrease my risk of osteoporosis?
  • Will I need to take medicine to prevent bone loss?
  • Will these medicines interact with any of the other medicines I take?

Written by familydoctor.org editorial staff

Reviewed/Updated: 05/14
Created: 01/96