World Osteoporosis Day 2020 is October 20. “If you are over the age of 50 and you have one or more risk factors you should discuss these with your doctor and ask for an assessment of your bone health status”. World Osteoporosis Day 2019

World Osteoporosis Day

What is World Osteoporosis Day October 2020?

In World Osteoporosis Day October 20: The 2020 Global WOD Campaign the International Osteoporosis Foundation (IOF) elaborate on:

“World Osteoporosis Day (WOD), on October 20 each year, marks a year-long campaign dedicated to raising global awareness of the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of osteoporosis”.

Campaign

What will the World Osteoporosis Day 2020 campaign feature?

In World Osteoporosis Day October 20: The 2020 Global WOD Campaign the IOF explain:

“The campaign will feature “THAT’S OSTEOPOROSIS” as a headline, highlighting emotionally impactful visuals and stories of real people living with osteoporosis in all regions of the world”.

Key Messages

What is a World Osteoporosis Day 2020 key message?

In World Osteoporosis Day October 20: The 2020 Global WOD Campaign – Key Messages of World Osteoporosis Day 2020 the IOF explain:

  • “Osteoporosis is a growing global problem: worldwide, fractures affect one in three women and one in five men over the age of 50”.

Menopause

What is the association between menopause and bone loss?

In Calcium: Recommended Daily Calcium Intake the (Australian) Jean Hailes for Women’s Health also note:

Calcium

  • “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”.

Health Care Provider

What is another World Osteoporosis Day 2020 key message?

Osteoporosis.Risk.CheckIn About Osteoporosis: Have Risk Factors? Talk To Your Doctor, Ask for Testing the IOF note:

“To become aware of any potential risk factors, take the IOF One-Minute Osteoporosis Risk Test.

If you are over the age of 50 and you have one or more risk factors you should discuss these with your doctor and ask for an assessment of your bone health status. Lifestyle changes may be recommended and, for those at high risk, medication may be prescribed for optimal protection against fractures”.

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