October 20 was World Osteoporosis Day, which is dedicated to spreading awareness about risk factors for fragility fractures and breaks. ?Stop At One [fracture],? proclaims the International Osteoporosis Foundation. Read on for more about bone health and how you can reduce your risk.
Did you know that many broken bones aren’t accidents? That after age 50, up to one in two women and one in five men will suffer a fracture? This brochure provides some hard-hitting facts about osteoporosis and fracture risk.
What’s the fracture?including hip fracture?risk for you or your loved ones? For a patient over 40 years of age, use the WHO’s FRAX risk assessment tool to discover the chance of a fracture happening in the next ten years.
If you or a loved one has osteoporosis, investigate Osteolink, the ?first online or in-person social network for people with osteoporosis, their friends, families, and healthcare professionals.? Osteolink is only offered in some European countries and Australia, but you can request notification for when it becomes available here.
How is your lifestyle affecting your osteoporosis risk? Reader’s Digest has 15 tips for preventing the disease and improving your bone health.