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Questions to Ask Your Doctor After Your Bone Density Test

Make the most of your visit. Consider taking a friend or family member with you for the discussion. And be sure to ask for a copy of your bone density test results for your records.

About your test results

  • What is my T-score?
  • Should I be worried about my bone health?
  • Should I have additional blood or urine tests?
  • What is my risk of breaking a bone?

About osteoporosis prevention

  • How much calcium and vitamin D do I need?
  • What are the best sources of calcium?
  • What are the best sources of vitamin D?
  • How can I strengthen my bones?
  • Does my posture need improvement?
  • What type of exercise is best?
  • What exercises or activities should I avoid?
  • Who can help design an exercise program for me?
  • Am I at risk of falling?
  • What home modifications should I make to protect myself from falling?

About osteoporosis treatment

  • Do any of the drugs I take affect my bones?
  • Do any of the drugs I take affect my balance?
  • Can I avoid breaking a bone without taking a drug?
  • Do I need to think about a drug treatment for my bones?
  • What drug options are best for me?
  • If I consider drugs what are the benefits and risks?
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