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“On World Osteoporosis Day, October 20, the International Osteoporosis Foundation (IOF), together with its 250 member organizations worldwide, urge all older adults to be aware of osteoporosis risk factors and to consult their doctors if they are at risk”.
World Osteoporosis Day 2019
What is World Osteoporosis Day?
How many women have osteoporosis?
- “Osteoporosis is a growing global problem that respects no boundaries: worldwide, fractures affect one in three women and one in five men over the age of 50.
What is the association between menopause and bone loss?
In What Women Need To Know: Menopause: A Time for Action the (United States) National Osteoporosis Foundation elaborate on:
Two major factors that affect your chance of getting osteoporosis are:
- The amount of bone you have when you reach menopause…
- How fast you lose bone after you reach menopause…”.
- “When women go through menopause, there is a rapid loss of bone because of decreased oestrogen and this process may last from 4-8 years after menopause”.
Why is osteoporosis called the ‘silent disease’?
In What Is Osteoporosis and What Causes It? Osteoporosis Can Sneak Up on You the (United States) National Osteoporosis Foundation explain:
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What if I think I have osteoporosis?
If you think you have osteoporosis, it may be in your best interest to choose to talk to your health care provider about this.
In Exercise for Your Bone Health: A Complete Osteoporosis Program the (United States National Institute of Health’s) NIH Osteoporosis and Related Bone Diseases National Resource Center explain:
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