| Wednesday, September 22, 2004
| HOW WELL IS YOUR BONES
|(here's a questionnaire developed by MERCK in case you are interested to know something about yourself and the danger of OSTEOPOROSIS)
HOW TALL DO YOU THINK YOU ARE?
If you measured your height today, you might actually discover that you're not quyite as tall as you used to be. That fact coild signal the start of OSTEOPOROSIS.
Are You at Risk?
(add up the number of points for "YES" answers.)
1... Are you a woman? (2 points)
2... Are you thin or small framed? (2 points)
3... Are you fair skinned and/or do you sunburn easily? (1 point)
4... Has you mother, grandmother, or aunt has osteoporosis or lost height?(3points)
5... Do you avoid milk and other dairy products in your diet? (2 points)
6... Do you smoke? (1 point)
7... Do you avoid exercise or going on walks? (1 point)
8... Have you had your ovaries removed or did you reach menopause before age 45?
.... (3 points)
INTERPRET YOUR SCORE:
0 -- 2 POINTS = LOW RISK
3 -- 4 POINTS = MEDIUM RISK
5 -- 9 POINTS = HIGH RISK
10 POINTS ===== VERY HIGH RISK
|posted by infraternam meam @ 1:19 AM