Meet Dr. Donnica Video Introduction TV Appearances

Diseases & Conditions Today on DrDonnica.com Clinical Trials Decisionnaires FAQs Top Tips Fast Facts Debunking Myths News Alerts Celebrity Speak Out Guest Experts Women's Health Champions Books Women's Health Resources

Mission Privacy Policy Sponsors Press Room What's New? Contact Us

This website is accredited by Health On the Net Foundation. Click to verify. We comply with the HONcode standard for trustworthy health information: verify here.


Hope Award

Send to a Friend
Osteoporosis Diagnosis:

Osteoporosis is called "the silent disease"-- it rarely has symptoms.  As a result, most patients go undiagnosed.  Advanced osteoporosis can cause tremendous pain and frequent fractures. Yet there are several tests to identify osteoporosis early.  They differ in cost, convenience and accuracy, but they are all painless, non-invasive, and helpful.

Who should get a bone density test?  Ask your doctor what's best for you. The National Osteoporosis Foundation recommends that all women over 65 be tested.  In addition, menopausal women under 65 with one or more risk factors should be tested.  Risk factors include a history of steroids or thyroid medication use, eating disorders, smoking, being very thin, excessive alcohol use, low dietary calcium or a family history of osteoporosis.  While white women are at increased risk for osteoporosis, this does not mean that women of color are not at risk.  These criteria apply to ALL women.

What if you get tested for osteoporosis and you have it?  The good news is that there are several treatment options.  We'll discuss these tomorrow on DrDonnica's Women's Health Report.

Click here for related information.

Created: 10/26/2000  -  Donnica Moore, M.D.

All the content contained herein is copyrighted pursuant to federal law. Duplication or use without
the express written permission of DrDonnica.com subjects the violator to both civil & criminal penalties.
Copyright © 2006 DrDonnica.com. All rights reserved.

Home | Today on DrDonnica.com | Meet Dr. Donnica | TV Appearances | Clinical Trials
Diseases & Conditions | Decisionnaires | Celebrity Speak Out | Guest Experts | Women's Health Champions
FAQs | Women’s Health Resources | Archive | Books & Tapes | Site Certification | Advanced Search
Mission | What’s New? | Press Room | Privacy Policy | Sponsors | Partners | Contact Us