Episode 18: Osteoporosis: The Initial Approach to Bone-Density
In episode 18 we consider the approach to questions of bone density and fracture risk. We use a series of cases to work through the risk of osteoporosis (using a simple tool) and help us decide on bone mineral density testing. We discuss initial options in the prevention of fractures including weight-bearing exercise, Calcium and Vitamin D (and its additional advantages).
1) Osteoporosis self-assessment tool – estimating risk of osteoporosis
2) Vitamin D and Calcium (for fracture)
3) Vitamin D and falling risk