Prepare for Your Doctor Visit

When you visit your doctor, you want to make sure you get all the information and answers you need about osteoporosis. Use this checklist of questions as a handy guide to help you get started.

What are the results of my DEXA scan, and what do they mean?

Based on the diagnosis, what are my limitations for exercise and daily activities?

Is physical therapy right for me?

How much calcium and vitamin D do I need?

What treatment do you recommend? Does it include diet, supplements, exercise, and medications?

What are the different types of osteoporosis medications, and what are the pros and cons of each one?

Do I need to make a follow-up appointment?

When should I schedule another DEXA scan to check my progress?