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What is the single most important factor in reducing osteoporosis in older women?

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Dr. Michael Kleerekoper
Internal Medicine - Endocrinology
2 doctors agree

In brief: Osteoporosis

There are many very good medications that can help control osteoporosis.
The bone mineral density should be measured at least once a year while on therapy, or preferably every 6 months.

In brief: Osteoporosis

There are many very good medications that can help control osteoporosis.
The bone mineral density should be measured at least once a year while on therapy, or preferably every 6 months.
Dr. Michael Kleerekoper
Dr. Michael Kleerekoper
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Dr. Chad Boomershine
Internal Medicine - Rheumatology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Vitamin D

Vitamin d level is the most important factor. You should have your vitamin d level checked and it should be 30 or greater. Second most important would be exercise.
A bone density test will give an idea of your risk. You can also use the frax calculator to estimate your risk for an osteoporosis fracture: http://www.Shef.Ac.Uk/frax/tool.Jsp?Country=9.

In brief: Vitamin D

Vitamin d level is the most important factor. You should have your vitamin d level checked and it should be 30 or greater. Second most important would be exercise.
A bone density test will give an idea of your risk. You can also use the frax calculator to estimate your risk for an osteoporosis fracture: http://www.Shef.Ac.Uk/frax/tool.Jsp?Country=9.
Dr. Chad Boomershine
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