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Osteoporosis is estimated to affect 3.5 million adults aged 50+ in the UK, with an estimated increase in fragility fractures of 26.2% (2017-2030), meaning a huge negative impact on day to day life.
Osteoporosis -related to various factors including menopause and aging- is the most common chronic metabolic bone disease, which is characterized by increased bone fragility. Although it is seen in all age groups, gender, and races, it is more common in Caucasians (white race), older people, and women. With an aging population and longer life span, osteoporosis is increasingly becoming a global epidemic. Currently, it has been estimated that more than 200 million people are suffering from osteoporosis. According to recent statistics from the International Osteoporosis Foundation, worldwide, 1 in 3 women over the age of 50 years and 1 in 5 men will experience osteoporotic fractures in their lifetime. Every fracture is a sign of another impending one. Osteoporosis has no clinical manifestations until there is a fracture. Fractures cause important morbidity; in men, in particular, they can cause mortality. Moreover, osteoporosis results in a decreased quality of life increased disability-adjusted life span and big financial burden to health insurance systems of countries that are responsible for the care of such patients. With an early diagnosis of this disease before fractures occur and by assessing the bone mineral density and with early treatment, osteoporosis can be prevented. Therefore, increasing awareness among doctors, which, in turn, facilitates increase awareness of the normal populace, will be effective in preventing this epidemic.
Osteoporosis is a condition where your bones lose strength, making you more likely to break a bone than the average adult.
As bones lose strength, they can break after a minor bump or fall. You may hear your doctor refer to these as fragility fractures. A broken bone and a fracture are the same things.
Living with osteoporosis means you are at a higher risk of breaking a bone. But not everyone with osteoporosis goes on to break a bone. It’s not inevitable, and we’re here to help you live well with this condition.
This information in this section is designed to help you learn more about why your bones may have lost strength, and help you to feel more in control of your bone health
Who is this course for?
This Course is Suitable for Anyone having an interest in Osteoporosis Awareness.
There are no entry requirements. No background training or qualifications are required. Anyone can enroll at any time, beginners, intermediates and experienced all year round.
- Job seekers
- Professionals dealing with Osteoporosis patients
- Anyone willing to learn more on Osteoporosis in people
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