According to “The National Osteoporosis Foundation” (N.O.F), where all is a BMD measurement indicated?
1.) All women > 65 yrs regardless of additional risk factors.
2.) All women < 65 yrs with one or more risk factors (already discussed). 3.) All postmenopausal women with a fracture. 4.) All women undergoing prolonged hormone therapy. 5.) All men over 70 yrs of age, regardless of additional risk factors. 6.) All men < 70 yrs with one or more risk factors e.g. heavy smoking/ exercise/ alcohol/hypogonadism. In the next issue of KUC Times, we shall discuss the management of Osteoporosis.