Importance of Bone Health
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FOCUS ON OSTEOPOROSIS
Osteoporosis is a serious condition and a systemic disease, which is caused by the thinning of bones. It can lead to bones becoming even more susceptible to fractures – especially those of the spine, hip and wrists, which can result in extreme pain, and in some cases even death.
In South Africa, 1 in 3 women and 1 in 5 men will develop this disease within their lifetime – potentially between 4 and 6 million South Africans.
Also known as the “silent epidemic” because there are usually no visible symptoms until a bone fractures. Osteoporosis – once considered a normal part of ageing, can affect anyone – even young individuals.
Prevention and treatment include doing regular exercises, taking calcium and vitamin D, as well as other osteoporosis medications, if needed.