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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Sedentary lifestyles make women in the Middle East more at risk of bone deterioration.
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But bone degeneration due to osteoporosis and fractures are more likely to occur in the hip, spine, and wrist.
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Bones are living tissue and continually breakdown and re-build. We have a completely new skeleton every 7-10 years
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.
Do you have a family history of osteoporosis or fractures?
Are you a female aged over 50?
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.