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 some point in their life because of osteoporosis. If you are a woman, use this tool to find out your risk of getting this disease.

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Do you have a history of anorexia nervosa or another eating disorder?
Do you have a history of heavy alcohol use (having on average more than 1 drink a day) or alcoholism?
How many glasses of milk, or the same amount of dairy products, do you drink each day?
Do you have a family history of osteoporosis?

This assessment is not intended to replace the evaluation of a health care professional.


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Ovulation Date Calculator

A woman is fertile (able to become pregnant) only during a certain part of her monthly cycle—just before and during ovulation. By learning when you ovulate, you can predict when you’re likely to be fertile. This calculator provides approximate ovulation dates and fertile times for women who have regular periods. (Regular periods mean having a period every 21 to 40 days.) Fertility charting, basal temperature tracking, and purchased ovulation test kits can also be used to help predict a woman’s fertile times. These are especially useful if a woman has irregular periods.

Please note that the date you enter in the calculator may result in an ovulation date that has already passed. This will occur if you are nearing your next menstrual start date.

This calculator is not meant for women who are already pregnant. It cannot and should not be used as an aid to preventing pregnancy. This calculator is provided for educational purposes only and is not intended as a substitute for professional health care. Always consult with a health care provider for advice concerning your health.

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What was the date of the first day of your last menstrual period?

This calculator is not intended to replace the evaluation of a health care professional.