What is osteoporosis?

Osteoporosis is a disease which makes bones weak and fragile. This greatly increases the risk of breaking a bone even after a minor fall or bump. The disease has no obvious symptoms, so many people don’t know they have osteoporosis until they suffer a fracture. Fractures can be life-altering, causing pain, disability and loss of independence. That’s why it’s important to prevent osteoporosis!

 

FACTS & STATISTICS

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ONLY 1/3 OF VERTEBRAL FRACTURES come to CLINICAL ATTENTION
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OSTEOPOROSIS accounts for MORE DAYS IN THE HOSPITAL than BREAST CANCER
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60% of HIP FRACTURE survivors REQUIRE ASSISTANCE a year later

DESPITE ITS SEVERE IMPACT, OSTEOPOROSIS REMAINS VASTLY UNDERDIAGNOSED AND UNDERTREATED.