Osteoporosis

24 January 2008

Weekly tip – When to call your doctor

Rrecent studies show that the prevalence of osteoporosis in men is higher than thought. Knowing when to seek professional help can make a vast difference in the long run.

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Worldwide, the lifetime risk for a woman to have an osteoporotic fracture is 30-40%. And recent studies show that the prevalence of osteoporosis in men is higher than previously thought. Knowing when to seek professional help can make a vast difference in the long run.

Take action:
Pay a visit to your doctor: if you have risk factors for osteoporosis – let him check out your bone mineral density and also discuss lifestyle and therapeutic options for prevention and treatment; if you know you suffer from osteoporosis and suddenly experience more back pain than usual; if you are nearing menopause and wish to discuss your options for preventing this disease.

Read more: FAQ on osteoporosis

 

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Tereza is the CEO of the National Osteoporosis Foundation and worked as a Nursing Sister in the field of Osteoporosis for 18 years prior to her appointment with the Foundation. She used to be the Educational Officer for the Foundation and co-wrote the patient brochure on Osteoporosis. Read more

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