Have you had a Fracture (Broken Bone) after minor bump or fall ?
Have any of your parents had a Fracture after minor bump or fall ?
Have any of your parents been diagnosed as Osteoporosis ?
Have you lost more than 3 cm in your Height ?
HISTORY OF PERSONAL HABBITS
Do you regularly drink Alcohol in excess of safe drinking limits ? *
Do you smoke ? **
Do you have a sedentary lifestyle and no weight bearing exercise ?
HISTORY OF TREATMENT AND DISEASE
Have you had corticosteroids for more than 3 months ?
Have you been bed ridden for a long time due to any reason ?
Do you have frequent Diarrhea ?
Do have any chronic disease like Rheumatoid diseases like Rheumatoid Arthritis or Lupus, Chest diseases like Asthma or Bronchitis, Hormonal diseases like Hypothyroidism or Cushing's syndrome, Intestinal diseases like Celiac disease or Crohn's disease, that could affect bone building.
HISTORY OF INADEQUATE INTAKE
Do you have lack of adequate sun exposure ? ***
Do you have low calcium intake ? ****
Age more than 60 years ?
Did you have early menopause ? ( Before age 45 - natural or surgical)
Have you had irregular periods ?
Age more than 65 years ?
Have you ever suffered from Impotence or lack of Libido or symptoms related to low testosterone levels ?
Excess alcohol means >14 units/week in females and >21 units/ week in males
Smoking in any form is dangerous and even secondary smoking should be avoided.
Approximately > 30 min of continuous exposure of > 30% of the body surface. Variables being time of day & color of skin.