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What is osteoporosis?

Osteoporosis is a condition in which the bones have reduced mineral density and quality and become fragile and brittle, leading to a higher risk of fractures.

The Greek word osteoporosis translates as ‘porous bones’ in English.

There are modifiable and non-modifiable risk factors for osteoporosis. 

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  • Fact 1 of 3

    Sedentary lifestyles make women in the Middle East more at risk of bone deterioration.

  • Fact 2 of 3

    But bone degeneration due to osteoporosis and fractures are more likely to occur in the hip, spine, and wrist.

  • Fact 3 of 3

    Bones are living tissue and continually breakdown and re-build. We have a completely new skeleton every 7-10 years

How to prevent it?

Like any lifestyle related disease osteoporosis is largely about the choices we make – on what we eat and drink, and what we do.

Awareness and prevention can help millions of women lead a quality life without the fear of brittle bones, disability, pain and premature death due to osteoporosic fractures.

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Do you have it?

Do you have a family history of osteoporosis or fractures?

Are you a female aged over 50?

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Who gets it?

Fractures are the most serious threat for a person with osteoporosis; a hip or vertebral fracture could be debilitating, extremely painful or even fatal.

Hip fractures result in chronic pain, reduced mobility, disability, and an increasing degree of dependence. Nearly 75% of all hip fractures occur in women.

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Ask The Ambassador

Are you in doubt? Are you concerned you have noticed something in your loved ones? As part of the awareness campaign, Anlene has the support of a number of high-profile women in Dubai, who make up the Anlene Ambassador Board. Feel free to ask them all your questions.

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