Osteoporosis

Approximately 8 million women in the Unites States have osteoporosis, the most common disease of bone.1 One in two women over the age of 50 will suffer from a fracture related to osteoporosis in their remaining lifetime.2  The number of women affected by osteoporosis is only expected to rise as our population gets older.

The annual cost of osteoporotic fractures to the US economy is as high as 18 billion dollars.1  For individual women with osteoporotic fractures, the cost is equally high; up to 1 in 4 previously independent women are forced to enter long-term care following a hip fracture.3 This loss of mobility and independence significantly diminishes quality of life.

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    While exercise is important in everyone’s life, women with osteoporosis really need to make it a priority. If you are already suffering from osteoporosis you are already well aware just how inconvenient it is, it seems that you always have to be careful so that you don’t break any bones due to the bone loss ...

  • Fact or Fiction? A Look at the Common Myths of Osteoporosis

    Once a woman turns 50, thoughts of osteoporosis often fill their heads. While that in itself is not a problem, the way women deal with it is. Some women will start taking medication that they do not need, while others will not seek any kind of treatment. Knowing the facts about osteoporosis can help all ...

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