Test Your Osteoporosis Knowledge

  • Osteoporosis is a rare disease of the bones.

    Myth

    Fact

    Correct Answer
  • Osteoporosis develops when:

    The body doesn't build enough new bone

    The body uses up too much existing bone

    Both

    Correct Answer
  • In the early stages, a common sign of osteoporosis is:

    Back pain

    A stooped posture

    Difficulty walking

    None of the above

    Correct Answer
  • Osteoporosis often causes fractures of the:

    Hip

    Wrist

    Spine (Vertebra)

    All of the above

    Correct Answer
  • Osteoporosis can make you shorter.

    Myth

    Fact

    Correct Answer
  • The best osteoporosis screening measures the amount of bone in the:

    Wrist

    Leg

    Lower spine and hip

    Heel

    All of the above

    Correct Answer
  • Which lifestyle change can help prevent and treat osteoporosis?

    Doing weight-bearing exercise

    Quitting smoking

    Limiting alcohol to 1 or 2 drinks a day

    Adding more calcium to your diet

    All of the above

    Correct Answer
  • Osteoporosis medicines can reduce the risk of fractures.

    Myth

    Fact

    Correct Answer
  • Your doctor will prescribe medicine only if you already have osteoporosis.

    True

    False

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  • To reduce the risk of falls, people with osteoporosis should:

    Avoid wearing flip-flops.

    Have vision exams once or twice a year.

    Leave lights on at night.

    Remove throw rugs.

    Avoid medicines that make you sleepy.

    All of the above

    Correct Answer