World Osteoporosis Day

  • World Osteoporosis Day

    Posted by Gokul Thiyagarajan  on October 20, 2022 at 7:47 am

    Did you know that October 20th is World Osteoporosis Day? This day was created to raise awareness about this serious condition and to encourage people to take action to prevent it.

    Osteoporosis occurs when the bones become weak and fragile, making them more susceptible to fractures. It is a major public health problem, affecting 200 million women and men worldwide. Osteoporosis can cause pain, disability, and even death.

    There are many things you can do to prevent osteoporosis. Getting enough calcium and vitamin D is important for maintaining strong bones. Regular exercise and avoiding smoking and excessive alcohol consumption can also help reduce your risk of developing osteoporosis.

    Talk to your doctor if you think you may be at risk for osteoporosis. There are treatments available that can help prevent or slow the progression of the disease.

    So take action today to protect your bones and mark World Osteoporosis Day on your calendar!

    Divya Rajkumar replied 1 month ago 2 Members · 1 Reply
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  • Divya Rajkumar

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    October 26, 2022 at 11:07 am

    Osteoporosis Symptoms

    Osteoporosis is a condition that causes bones to become brittle and weak. The most common osteoporosis symptom is bone or joint pain. The bones may break more quickly than usual. Osteoporosis typically affects older adults but can also occur in younger people. There are often no symptoms of osteoporosis until a bone breaks. This is why the condition is often called a “silent disease.” Other symptoms may include:

    -Fatigue

    -Muscle weakness

    -Stooped posture

    -Loss of height over time

    -Bone fractures, even from minor injuries

    You must see a doctor for a diagnosis if you suspect you may have osteoporosis. There is no cure for osteoporosis, but treatments can help slow the disease’s progression and relieve symptoms. Treatment options may include:

    -Medications to improve bone density or reduce pain

    -Exercise and physical therapy

    -Dietary changes to ensure adequate calcium and vitamin D intake

    -Supplements such as calcium or vitamin D