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Osteoporosis

Osteoporosis in men and women

Learn more about the risk of osteoporosis in men and women, discover some of the signs and symptoms of this condition and find out how to prevent bone fractures.

How HIV treatment affects your bones

Many HIV positive patients are on Highly Active Antiretroviral Treatment (HAART), but the medications used in South Africa could be affecting your bones and even speed up the progression of osteoporosis.

Guys, check your osteoporosis risk

For years scientists branded osteoporosis and resulting hip fractures as a disease suffered exclusively by post-menopausal women. For once men didn’t object to this exclusion.

Osteoporosis - a growing problem

Many people accept that becoming smaller and hunched over is a normal part of the ageing process, as are hip replacements. These perceptions are wrong.

South Africans underestimate men's risk of osteoporosis

New survey shows that South Africans vastly underestimate men's risk for osteoporosis, a condition that can lead to painful fractures, disability and early death, but continues to be ignored by the general public and neglected by doctors during routine physical check-ups.

How healthy are your bones?

In honour of World Osteoporosis Day today, Amy Henderson decided to put her bones to the test and have a Bone Mineral Density scan (BMD). This is what she found out.

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Healthy Bones

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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