□ Am I 65 or more seasoned?
□ Have I broken a bone from a basic fall or knock since age 40?
□ Has either my mom or dad had a hip break?
□ Do I smoke?
□ Do I routinely drink at least three mixed beverages for each day?
□ Do I have a condition that expects me to utilize a glucocorticoid medicine, for example, prednisone?
□ Do I take some other drug that can cause osteoporosis, for example, an aromatase inhibitor for bosom tumor or hormonal treatment (androgen hardship treatment) for prostate disease?
□ Do I have a medicinal condition that can cause bone misfortune or breaks? Illustrations incorporate rheumatoid joint pain, celiac infection, gastric sidestep surgery, COPD (incessant obstructive aspiratory illness) or endless liver sickness.
□ Did I have an early menopause, i.e. before age 45?
□ Have my periods at any point halted for a while or progressively (other than for pregnancy or menopause)?
□ Have I at any point experienced feebleness, absence of sexual want or different side effects identified with low levels of testosterone (male sex hormone)?
□ Do I as of now weigh under 60 kg or 132 lbs?
□ Have I lost over 10% of my body weight since age 25?
□ Have I as of late had a X-beam that demonstrated a spinal break?
□ Have I had a X-beam that demonstrated low bone mineral thickness?
On the off chance that you are more than 50 and have checked at least one of the above, Osteoporosis Canada prescribes that you converse with your specialist to check whether you require a bone mineral thickness test and about doing a complete break hazard appraisal with FRAX or CAROC.
On the off chance that you are under 50, it is far-fetched that you require a bone mineral thickness test unless you have an endless therapeutic condition or solution that puts you at high hazard for breaks. On the off chance that you are uncertain, address your specialist.
□ Have I lost 2 cm (3/4″) in stature as measured by my human services supplier, or 6 cm (2 1/2″) generally speaking from when I was more youthful?
□ Do I have kyphosis (a forward ebb and flow of the back)?
On the off chance that you are more than 50 and have checked at least one of the above, Osteoporosis Canada prescribes that you converse with your specialist about getting checked for the likelihood of a spine crack. This is finished with a normal back X-beam.
Visit falls can prompt broken bones.
□ Have I fallen at least two times in the previous year?
□ Do I have a flimsy walk and poor adjust?
□ Do I have to push with my arms to get up from a seat?
□ Do I require an assistive gadget, for example, a stick, walker or wheelchair?