When to call your doctor

  • If you have risk factors for osteoporosis, pay a visit to your doctor to check your bone mineral density. You should also discuss lifestyle and therapeutic options for prevention and treatment.
  • If you know you suffer from osteoporosis and suddenly experience more back pain than usual.
  • If you are nearing menopause and wish to discuss your options for preventing this disease.

We live in a world where facts and fiction get blurred
In times of uncertainty you need journalism you can trust. For only R75 per month, you have access to a world of in-depth analyses, investigative journalism, top opinions and a range of features. Journalism strengthens democracy. Invest in the future today.
Subscribe to News24
Voting Booth
Have you entered our Health of the Nation survey?
Please select an option Oops! Something went wrong, please try again later.
33% - 9320 votes
67% - 18606 votes