Osteoporosis Guidelines-What Your Doctor Should Be Doing.
Osteoporosis guidelines for testing are important because this is a “silent” disease. That is, you wouldn’t know you had it until you break a bone. While bone density tests allow doctors to detect it, there are no symptoms short of a broken bone or sharp pain. That’s why there are osteoporosis guidelines.These osteoporosis guidelines are for doctors. However, if you are a patient, knowing what your doctor is supposed to do will help you know whether your physician is doing everything he or she can do to keep you from potentially deathly falls caused by osteoporosis.