Your Osteoporosis Guide

Osteoporosis literally means porous bones. It is a chronic condition in which bone tissue is reduced and the micro-architecture of bone is disrupted. This leads to an increased risk of bone fracture which usually involves the spine, hip or wrist. Not only women are susceptible to osteoporosis - it can affect young people and men as well. Osteoporosis is a preventable disease - sufficient calcium intake and lifestyle adaptations can help prevent its onset. Recent advances in treatment options have resulted in a 50-70% reduction in the rate of osteoporotic fractures. Learn more about the signs, symptoms and treatments here.

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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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