Worldwide, the lifetime risk for a woman to have an osteoporotic fracture is 30-40%. And recent studies show that the prevalence of osteoporosis in men is higher than previously thought. Knowing when to seek professional help can make a vast difference in the long run.
Pay a visit to your doctor: if you have risk factors for osteoporosis – let him check out your bone mineral density and also discuss lifestyle and therapeutic options for prevention and treatment; if you know you suffer from osteoporosis and suddenly experience more back pain than usual; if you are nearing menopause and wish to discuss your options for preventing this disease.
Read more: FAQ on osteoporosis