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When to see a doctor about osteoporosis

Anyone who is concerned about their bones and falls into any one of the groups most at risk of osteoporosis, should visit their doctor to discuss their concerns and to get advice about their options in order to try to prevent osteoporosis, or at least reduce the progression of the condition (if they have it).

In Australia, certain people are eligible to have a Bone Density Test that is covered by Medicare, if they meet certain criteria (older age is one of the factors, but there are a number of other risk factors that are included).

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People with existing osteoporosis should visit their doctor if any of the following occur:

People with existing osteoporosis will need to have regular consultations with their doctor to monitor their condition.

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  Last reviewed: 17 September 2007 || Last updated: 18 February 2009

 

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Disclaimer: This guide is not intended to be used for diagnostic or prescriptive purposes. For any treatment or diagnosis of illness, please see your doctor.

 

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