Ask your doctor about a bone density scan.
Osteoporosis is serious but treatable.1 If you don’t get diagnosed and treated, you could lose your mobility.1,2
Make an appointment with your doctor, either in-person or by telehealth.
If your doctor thinks you're at risk, ask them to organise a DEXA scan to measure bone density.
A standard X-ray may suffice if you’ve suffered a recent break.
Arrange an X-ray
If you suspect you’ve had a minimal trauma fracture, your doctor may advise that you get a typical X-ray.
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- Osteoporosis Australia. What you need to know about osteoporosis. Consumer guide. 2017. www.osteoporosis.org.au. [Accessed 1 October 2020]
- Cooper C. Am J Med 1997;103:12S-17S.