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Question 1 of 5
Osteoporosis is most likely to strike:
... You are at greatest risk for osteoporosis after menopause, when your body produces much less of the estrogen hormone â€” the body's major protection against bone loss.
Question 2 of 5
Which one of the following is NOT a risk factor for osteoporosis?
... A diet rich in calcium can cut your risk of fracture caused by osteoporosis by as much as half. Calcium is found in food sources such as milk, yogurt, cheese, fortified orange juice, green leafy vegetables, almonds and grains, and in calcium supplements.
Question 3 of 5
Treatment of osteoporosis consists primarily of which of the following?
... Treatment includes a diet rich in calcium and vitamin D, regular weight-bearing exercise, such as walking and dancing, to ward off the disabling effects of this disease, and in some cases, medications to stop bone loss and improve bone density. These medications may postpone bone loss indefinitely, but only when they are taken regularly.
Question 4 of 5
A Bone Mineral Density (BMD) test:
... A BMD test â€” is a safe, noninvasive and painless test â€” usually taken of the bones in your hip, wrist and spine (the most common sites of fractures due to osteoporosis). Several different types of technology are available to measure bone density. Your health care professional can help you decide which type is the best option for you.
Question 5 of 5
Which of the following is not a weight-bearing exercise?
... Weight-bearing exercise is any exercise in which your feet and legs bear your weight while performing it, such as jogging, walking, stair climbing and dancing, among others. These types of exercise create pressure on the bone, which helps to build and maintain its strength. Swimming is not a weight-bearing exercise. Resistance exercises â€” activities such as weight lifting that use muscle strength â€” also improve muscle mass and improve bone strength. Both types of exercise are ideal for strong bones.
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