When is it?
World Osteoporosis Day annually runs on the 20th October launching a year-long campaign to highlight this debilitating disease.
What's it all about?
Osteoporosis is a condition which weakens the bones and makes them become easily breakable. The pitfall is that most people don’t know they suffer from Osteoporosis until they get a fracture or broken bone. Injuries related to osteoporosis most commonly affect the wrist and hip bones, as well as the vertebrae in the spine. However other bones such as the arm or pelvis can also be affected.
Around 3 million people in the UK suffer from osteoporosis of which women are more likely to be affected than men.
What's The Aim Of World Osteoporosis Day?
What's The Aim Of World Osteoporosis Day? World Osteoporosis Day aims to inform the global public what Osteoporosis is about from a preventative as well as a treating point of view. This revolves around two objectives for today:
- Highlight the prevention methods in order to eliminate risk exposure
- Demonstrate the options to relieve pain effectively
What causes Osteoporosis?
Ageing is a significant factor, as after the age of 35, bone density begins to decrease. Other risk factors include low body weight, heavy smoking or drinking, and certain medications.
How can you get involved?
Find out more at World Osteoporosis Day to stay informed, share your story, spread the message and find events to participate in.
What can you do to eliminate risk factors of Osteoporosis?
Prevention is the best treatment for osteoporosis. You can reduce your risk by taking a number of lifestyle steps:
- Having diverse meals every day at regular times and including calcium in your diet can help you maintain a healthy weight.
- Regular exercise and can strengthen bones and also support muscles
- Reduce smoking and drinking
How can Tower Health products help to treat Osteoporosis?
Tower Health offers an array of products containing the natural supplements you might be missing from your diet. These will make an essential contribution in supporting healthy bones and joints. Take a look at Tower Health’s Nutriplex joint & pain care supplement and our range of circulation boosters to help with pain relief.
Treatment for osteoporosis once you have it mainly focuses on preventing and treating fractures, and taking medicines to strengthen your bones.
TENs devices, hot and cold treatments and relaxation can all help your recovery from a fracture.