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What Do You Know About Taking Care of Your Back? Oh, my aching back! Back pain is one of the most common complaints patients bring to the doctor's office. But how serious is it? Take this quiz and see how much you know about back care. 1. It’s easy to find the cause of low back pain. You didn't answer this question. You answered The correct answer is The exact cause of low back pain can be hard to determine. In most cases, back pain may be a symptom of many causes. They may include overuse, injury, spin...
The Calcium Quiz Test your knowledge of the importance of calcium by taking this quiz. 1. Calcium does which of these things in your body: You didn't answer this question. You answered The correct answer is Calcium is important to your body in many ways. It helps your bones, heart, nerves, muscles, and blood. A. Develops strong bones and teeth and keeps them healthy B. Helps you keep a normal heart rhythm C. Helps your muscles do work D. Sends nerve impulses E. Helps your blood clot F. All of the above ...
What Do You Know About Osteoporosis? Osteoporosis is a disease that thins and weakens a person's bones. It makes them less dense and more fragile. Test your knowledge of this disease by taking the following quiz. 1. At what age do you have the most bone density? You didn't answer this question. You answered The correct answer is Your body forms new bone at a faster pace than it loses it (resorption) until around age 30. After age 30, bone loss slowly gets faster than bone formation. A. Your 20s B. Your ...
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Osteoporosis Risk Assessment
Osteoporosis Risk Assessment Osteoporosis is a long-term (chronic) disease that slowly weakens bones until they break easily. It is caused by a combination of genetic and lifestyle factors. In some cases it may also be caused by medical conditions or medicines. Millions of Americans older than 50 have osteoporosis. Millions more have low bone mass, which puts them at risk for the disease. Osteoporosis mainly affects women. One in 2 U.S. women and 1 in 4 U.S. men older than 50 will have a broken bone at ...