All About Osteoporosis

One out of two women over age 50 will sustain an osteoporosis-related fracture in her lifetime. Osteoporosis is a disease characterized by low bone mass and deterioration of bone tissue, leading to bone fragility. It often progresses without symptoms until a fracture occurs, usually in the hip, spine or wrist. Osteoporosis can lead to pain, disability and in some cases, even death.

 

What is Osteoporosis? Facts and Statistics

Osteoporosis is a disease characterized by low bone mass, breakdown of bone tissue, and fragility.
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Osteoporosis Risk Factors

There is no single cause for osteoporosis, but several known factors can increase the risk.
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Help Reduce The Risk

Try a well-balanced diet, avoid tobacco and alcohol, get adequate calcium and vitamin D, exercise.
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Preventing Osteoporosis

Now is the time to start your family down the road to an osteoporosis-free future.
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Building Better Bones for a Better Future

About 1.4 million Canadians suffer from osteoporosis. Don’t become one of them!
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