OSTEOPOROSIS IS BREAKING US BONE BY BONE!!
Let's stop this silent disease from shattering more lives.
Put simply Osteoporosis is the weakening of bone strength, which in turn increases the risk of injury if you fall. Contrary to popular belief Osteoporosis can occur at any age. We want to help detect Osteoporosis early to provide effective treatment
Global Osteoporosis Foundation is a not for profit organisation focussed on raising awareness of the causes of Osteoporosis and options for prevention. Our aim is to stop Osteoporosis.Find out more
Every year there are 9 million bone breaks directly attributable to Osteoporosis globally. Primarily these occur in old people.
Osteoporosis is an entirely preventable and reversible disease. Global Osteoporosis Foundation's ambition is to raise awareness of the factors that contribute to the causes of Osteoporosis in patients.
We want to positively engage with government health providers around the world to monitor, identify and treat sufferers at an early stage and treatments available to reverse and ultimately eradicate this disease. These simple low cost measures can be used to effectively identify, diagnose and treat the disease and immeasurably improve the lives of millions of sufferers.
Every 3 seconds a bone break occurs that is directly attributable to Osteoporosis
It is important we keep our bones healthy and strong for as long as possible
If we let osteoporosis keep hiding, we are giving it a chance to break us bone by bone.Find out more
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About Osteoporosis tests
Osteoporosis, a disease characterized by weakened and fragile bone tissue leading to an increased chance of breaking a bone, is the most significant bone disease in America. Bone mass in older adults equals the peak bone mass achieved by age 18-25 minus the amount of bone subsequently lost. Peak bone mass is determined largely by genetic factors, with contributions from nutrition, endocrine status, physical activity and health during growth. lifestyle factors such as smoking, drinking alcohol in excess, and inadequate physical activity cause or contribute to osteoporosis and bone breaks. Low calcium intake and vitamin D deficiency also play a role. (SOURCE: IOF)
Your clinician can assess if...
you have clinical risk factors such as
Family members with a fracture
Rheumatoid or another form of arthritis
Breast cancer and prostate cancer treatments
Being on certain drugs such as steroids
Clinical assessment can help determine your future fracture likelihood.
Some patients will require a bone density test.
This test shows if you have normal bone density, low bone density or osteoporosis. The lower your bone density, the greater your risk of breaking a bone
A bone density test can help:
Determine if you have weak bones or osteoporosis before you break a bone
Let you know if you have osteoporosis after you break a bone
Predict your chance of breaking a bone in the future
Determine if your bone density is changing
Find out how well an osteoporosis medicine is working for you
The results of your bone density test will help your healthcare professional make recommendations about what you can do to reduce your chance of breaking a bone. When making a decision about treatment with an osteoporosis medicine, your clinician will also consider your risk factors for osteoporosis, your likelihood of breaking a bone in the future, your medical history, and your current health.