Measure Your Risk for Osteoporosis
Osteoporosis is a disease of your bones. They become brittle, thin and weak. Weak bones break more easily. Age, hormone changes and low calcium or vitamin D levels all lead to weaker bones. Both men and women can have this disease, but it is most common in women after menopause. If you’re over 50, it’s time to take the CHRISTUS Health osteoporosis risk assessment.
The review is an important tool. First, you’ll respond to questions about your age, family and smoking history, height and weight. Then you’ll receive a detailed report based on your answers. The report includes your risk factors and tips on reducing those risks.
How Can I Use This Report to Improve My Health?
After you take the osteoporosis assessment, you immediately receive a report. The report highlights risk factors and recommends changes to your lifestyle to strengthen your bones. While there is no cure, getting more calcium, Vitamin D and exercise can help.
Take the First Step
Fifty-five million people have low bone mass, which can lead to weaker bones. In fact, half of all women and a quarter of all men over age 50 are at risk of breaking a bone. It is common for people with osteoporosis to break a hip, wrist or spine, which can be painful and cause a disability. A CHRISTUS Health doctor can recommend screening tests to measure your bone density. Along with diet and exercise changes, some drugs can help. The assessment is the first step to healthier bones.
What Happens if My Osteoporosis Report States I Am at Risk?
A CHRISTUS Health nurse will contact you if the report shows you are at risk. You can also talk with a CHRISTUS Health primary care doctor.
Find out if you are at risk for osteoporosis. Take the assessment.