The following clinical recommendations come from the US Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) .
Osteoporosis screening: women
The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) recommends screening for osteoporosis in women aged 65 years or older and in younger women whose fracture risk is equal to or greater than that of a 65-year-old white woman who has no additional risk factors.
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The following consumer resources are from healthfinder.gov.
If you are a woman age 65 or older, get a bone density test to measure how strong your bones are.
Get enough calcium every day to keep your bones strong. Calcium can help prevent osteoporosis (bone loss).
Use this list the next time you go food shopping to help you choose foods high in calcium.
Use these questions to talk to your doctor about your risk for osteoporosis and what you can do to lower it.
You can make small changes to help prevent falls.
Worrying about the health and safety of older family members or friends can be stressful. You can help them stay healthy by sharing these tips on preventing falls.
One of the best ways to prevent back pain is to keep your back muscles strong.
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