Breaking the silence of osteoporosis

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Posted: Wednesday, May 21, 2014 10:47 am

According to the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons 10 million Americans have osteoporosis, a disease that weakens bones, and another 34 mIllion are at risk of fracture because of low bone mass.

Osteoporosis is the most common skeletal disease anyone will get.

it’s a condition that weakens bones and puts you at a higher risk for fracture.

Broken bones can impact lifestyle, cause pain, loss of height and a hip or spine fracture can be devastating and even shorten someone’s life.

According to the international osteoporosis foundation, up to 20 percent of people will die in the first year after a hip fracture.

Osteoporosis doesn’t have any symptoms and often people don’t even know they have it, so screening is important.

Bone density tests are recommended for all women 65 or older, and all men 70 and older.

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