For US Osteoporosis Awareness Month, Medimaps Group is happy to support American Bone Health in promoting bone health to patients with the motto: “Take care of your bones now, to help prevent fractures later.“Unless diagnosed with osteoporosis or osteopenia, patients cannot know their fracture risk for sure until it’s too late. However, there are a few ways for patients to learn about their personal risk factors for weakened or broken bones. These risk factors include age, height, weight, genetics, medical conditions, medicines, and more.
Learn more about your bone lifecycle and how, according to American Bone Health, you can build and maintain healthy bones and help prevent bone fracture.
Source: Know Your Bone Zone document created by American Bone Health.
Suggested assessment tools:Bone Health quiz to raise awareness of fracture risk factors – over 45 years old, the American Bone Health Fracture Risk Calculator™ helps patients learn about their risk level of breaking a bone in the next 10 years due to osteoporosis. Suggested tool for referring physicians: – over 45 years old: American Bone Health has a Pro Version of the American Bone Health Fracture Risk Calculator™ that can estimate patients’ risk level of breaking a bone in the next 10 years due to osteoporosis. All of these tools are free and available on the American Bone Health website, so anyone can learn how to build and keep strong bones for life!– under age 45, American Bone Health has created a
For a full bone health assessment including both BMD and TBS, find the nearest center with TBS Osteo