One minute test for Osteoporosis

One minute test for Osteoporosis

  • Do you have a family member diagnosed with osteoporosis or fracture after a minor fall?
  • Have you ever had a fracture after a minor fall?
  • Have you taken steroid tablets for more than 3 months?
  • Have you lost height?
  • Does your upper back look more rounded than normal?
  • Do you weight < 50kg?
  • Do you regularly drink excess alcohol?
  • Do you smoke regularly?
  • Did you undergo menopause before the age of 45?
  • Have your periods stopped for 12 months or more (other than because of pregnancy)?

This could be osteoporosis. Consult a Rheumatologist. Delay can cause fracture and disability.

Dr. Pravin Patil, Consultant Rheumatologist

MBBS (Mumbai), MRCP (UK), CCST (London)

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