If your bone density test shows that you have low bone density (osteopenia), the fracture risk assessment tool called FRAX® can help estimate your chance of breaking a bone within the next 10 years. This makes it easier to decide whether you might benefit from taking an osteoporosis medicine. The FRAX® tool uses information about your bone density and other risk factors for breaking a bone to estimate your 10-year fracture risk.
You will receive a copy of your bone density testing and FRAX assessment for your records. And after reviewing the results, you and your healthcare provider can develop a plan to protect your bones. For women of all ages, calcium, Vitamin D, and exercise are important to building and sustaining strong bones.
For more information, please see the National Osteoporosis Foundation website.