Do you know how to help prevent osteoporosis? Its a lifelong process that you can start today.
Did you know that World Osteoporosis Day is October 20? That’s why October is a perfect time to raise awareness of this crippling disease. And if you think osteoporosis only concerns women or seniors, you may want to think again: the lifestyle habits that we all implement today are key to preventing osteoporosis tomorrow.
What is osteoporosis?
Briefly, the disease osteoporosis is classified by low bone mass and weakening of bone tissue. That’s why those with osteoporosis are much more likely to fracture or break bones when they fall. Osteoporosis can therefore lead to loss of independence and mobility, as well as low self esteem and disfigurement. However, this disease typically presents no symptoms until a fall or fracture occurs, so many sufferers have no idea they have it until it’s too late—thus osteoporosis is dubbed “the silent thief.”
How can we prevent it?
Although it is more common in women and seniors, young people and men can also suffer from osteoporosis—and everyone can make healthy lifestyle changes to prevent osteoporosis every day:
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