What does moderate risk mean?
- This means you have a 10-20% chance of a broken bone in the next 10 years
- These changes may include improving your balance (like trying yoga or tai chi) or fitting in some simple exercises (like walking).
- Stop smoking and avoid excess alcohol
- Experts recommend that all Canadian adults take a vitamin D supplement (specifically, vitamin D3 or cholecalciferol) year-round. This is the most common type of vitamin D found in supplements in Canada.
- If it is not possible for you to get enough calcium through diet alone, a supplement may be helpful.
- Having your fracture risk (risk of breaking another bone) reassessedtalk to your doctor
about how often.
- Further investigation: possible secondary causes, may involve blood tests or referral to a specialist such as a rheumatologist or endocrinologist
- BMD test in 1-3 years