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THE FACTS ABOUT Osteoperosis Quiz

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Please take the following quiz to see if you are knowledgeable about osteoporosis and your risks of acquiring it, and whether or not you should consult with a St. Joseph Mercy Oakland doctor to learn more.

Podcast Posted: 02/01/2008
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Osteoporosis is commonly linked to another bone ailment, which is:
a.) Bones becoming more brittle with age
b.) Loss of bone mass
c.) Curvature of the spine
d.) All of the above

The answer is d.) All of the above. Osteoporosis and loss of bone mass go together; the loss of bone mass is what causes the “curvature of the spine” most often associated with osteoporosis, and decreased bone density can lead more easily to debilitating bone fractures.


Men are just as susceptible to osteoporosis and loss of bone mass as women.
a.) True
b.) False

The answer is b.) False. Women are more than twice as likely to suffer from osteoporosis and loss of bone mass as men, due in part to the drop in estrogen that occurs during menopause. If you suspect that you may suffer from osteoporosis or loss of bone mass call St. Joe’s at 800.372.6094 to make an appointment
today.


Diagnosing osteoporosis is achieved through a painless medical test called:
a.) A Bone Calibration
b.) A Bone Mineral Density test (BMD)
c.) An MRI
d.) A Stress Test

The answer is b.) A Bone Mineral Density test. This is the only test that diagnoses osteoporosis, and it is available at St. Joe.


After a certain age, you become too old to repair or strengthen your bones.
a.) True
b.) False
The answer is b.) False. You’re never too old to improve your bone health with medication such as calcium supplements, and regular exercise which helps increase bone density. Ask your doctor for details.


Did you know that if you call St. Joseph Mercy Oakland for an appointment before noon you can see a doctor at St. Joe’s the very same day? It’s true! With St. Joe’s all new Same Day Appointment Program. Just call us before noon at 800.372.6094 and schedule an appointment to come see a St. Joe doctor the very same day.

 

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