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World Osteoporosis Day 2023

Bones May Be Silent, But Their Health Speaks Volumes

World Osteoporosis Day 2023

World Osteoporosis Day is celebrated annually on October 20 to raise awareness about osteoporosis.

Osteoporosis is a silent disease that weakens bones, making them more susceptible to fractures. According to the National Institutes of Health, it is estimated that one in three women and one in five men over the age of 50 will suffer an osteoporotic fracture. Fractures caused by osteoporosis can be debilitating and even life-threatening.

The International Osteoporosis Foundation mentions, “Osteoporosis is a disease which makes bones weak and fragile. This greatly increases the risk of breaking a bone even after a minor fall or bump. The disease has no obvious symptoms, so many people don’t know they have osteoporosis until they suffer a fracture. Fractures can be life-altering, causing pain, disability and loss of independence. That’s why it’s important to prevent osteoporosis!”