2 in 3 people over 50 are at risk of osteoporosis1.
Join me and pledge to have a bone density scan before World Osteoporosis Day on October 20.
There’s no excuse.
Osteoporosis is serious but treatable.2 If you don’t get diagnosed and treated, you could lose your mobility.2,3
Make an appointment with your doctor.
If your doctor thinks you're at risk, have them organise a DEXA scan to measure bone density.
An X-ray may suffice if you’ve suffered a recent break.
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- Watts JJ, et al. Osteoporosis costing all Australians - A new burden of disease analysis 2012 to 2022. Osteoporosis Australia, 2013.
- Osteoporosis Australia. What you need to know about osteoporosis. Consumer guide. 2017. www.osteoporosis.org.au. [Accessed 7 February 2019].
- Cooper C. Am J Med 1997;103:12S-7S.