WHAT IS WORLD OSTEOPOROSIS DAY?
World Osteoporosis Day – WOD, marked on October 20 each year, is year-long campaign dedicated to raising global awareness of the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of osteoporosis and related musculoskeletal diseases. It aims to put bone health and fracture prevention on the global health agenda and reaches out to health-care professionals, the media, policy makers, patients, and the public at large.
Find out whether any of these common risk factors for osteoporosis and fractures could apply to you.
- Older Than 60?
- Broken a Bone After Age 50?
- Getting Shorter?
- Parental History?
- Frequent Falls?
- Glucocorticoid Treatment?
- Rheumatoid Arthritis?
- Hyperthyroid or Hyperparathyroid?
- Digestive Diseases?
- Breast or Prostate Cancer Therapy?
- Low Testosterone Levels?
- Early Menopause, Periods Stopped?
- Ovaries Removed?
- Getting Enough Sunlight?
- Little Physical Activity?
- Avoiding Dairy Foods?
- Too Much Alcohol Intake?
Don’t let osteoporosis affect you! If you are at risk, talk to your doctor.
Could you be at risk of Osteoporosis and fractures? Take the Osteoporosis Risk Check and find out if any of these common risk factors apply to you. RiskCheck.Osteoporosis.Foundation >
Courtesy: International Osteoporosis Foundation