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Osteoporosis (severe bone loss) affects millions of American men and women, and it can lead to pain, fractures, and disability. Many cases of osteoporosis are preventable, and there are important steps you can take to lower your risk.

This interactive tool estimates your risk of breaking a bone due to osteoporosis and provides personalized tips for prevention. Anyone can use it, but it’s most accurate for people who haven’t had significant bone loss. If you’ve already had problems with bone loss, be sure to talk to your doctor about your risk.

To estimate your risk of breaking a bone due to osteoporosis and learn about ways to lower that risk, take a few minutes to answer some questions about your health, background, and lifestyle. Your Disease Risk can’t tell you if you'll get osteoporosis or not, but it can tell you where to focus your prevention efforts—because the best way to fight osteoporosis is to stop it before it starts!

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Click on the arrow below to begin the questionnaire.