Orthopedics

What Do You Know About Osteoporosis?

Osteoporosis is a disease that thins and weakens a person's bones. It makes them less dense and more fragile. Test your knowledge of this disease by taking the following quiz.

1. At what age do you have the most bone density?
2. Which of these activities could cause a broken bone in someone with osteoporosis?
3. How many white women ages 50 and older have at least 1 broken bone because of brittle bones?
4. When do men lose bone at the same rate as women?
5. Which of these makes it more likely that you’ll get osteoporosis?
6. Which test is used to screen for osteoporosis?
7. What causes a "dowager's hump," or stooped posture?
8. Which kind of exercise can help prevent osteoporosis?
9. How can osteoporosis be prevented?
10. How is osteoporosis treated?
Online Medical Reviewer: Holloway, Beth, RN, MEd
Online Medical Reviewer: MMI board-certified, academically affiliated clinician
Last Review Date: 8/26/2014