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How common is getting osteoporosis and are there preventative measures for those at risk?
17 doctors weighed in

Dr. Pam Yoder
Obstetrics & Gynecology - Maternal Fetal Medicine
9 doctors agree
In brief: Yes
Nearly everyone who lives long enough will have some degree of osteopenia or osteoporosis.
There are three main things to remember: walk, eat correct diet with supplemental vitamin d, ask about bone mineral density testing.

In brief: Yes
Nearly everyone who lives long enough will have some degree of osteopenia or osteoporosis.
There are three main things to remember: walk, eat correct diet with supplemental vitamin d, ask about bone mineral density testing.
Dr. Pam Yoder
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Dr. Michael Flax
and take vitamin D3. Vitamin D deficiency is too common in our society. Ask your Dr. to check your vitamin D blood level.
Dr. Angus Worthing
Internal Medicine
6 doctors agree
In brief: Common
By age 65, 40 percent of women will be in the osteopenic range and 10-20 percent will be in the osteoporotic range.
Agree with dr. Yoder regarding calcium (and vitamin d), weight-bearing exercise and screening test from your doctor to prevent fractures.

In brief: Common
By age 65, 40 percent of women will be in the osteopenic range and 10-20 percent will be in the osteoporotic range.
Agree with dr. Yoder regarding calcium (and vitamin d), weight-bearing exercise and screening test from your doctor to prevent fractures.
Dr. Angus Worthing
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Dr. Randy Baker
Holistic Medicine
In brief: 15-30% and YES
About 30% of postmenopausal women &15% of older men in the US develop osteoporosis.
There are many effective preventive measures, with weight-bearing exercise among the most important. While calcium is important, avoiding foods high in phosphoric acid like sodas is important. Vits. D, K, magnesium & boron are helpful. See www.drhoffman.com/page.cfm/188 & www.savvypatients.com/osteoporosis.htm.

In brief: 15-30% and YES
About 30% of postmenopausal women &15% of older men in the US develop osteoporosis.
There are many effective preventive measures, with weight-bearing exercise among the most important. While calcium is important, avoiding foods high in phosphoric acid like sodas is important. Vits. D, K, magnesium & boron are helpful. See www.drhoffman.com/page.cfm/188 & www.savvypatients.com/osteoporosis.htm.
Dr. Randy Baker
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