My mother has osteoporosis and every day I feel her pain - she suffers terribly and I just wish that her doctors had told her about osteoporosis risk factors before she started breaking her bones. I now realize that osteoporosis also strikes men - and because I have a family history of osteoporosis I intend to learn more about this disease and get myself checked before it gets to me.
Living with osteoporosis doesn’t have to be a life sentence. There are medications and lifestyle changes available to help you manage your osteoporosis. These can allow you to enjoy an active lifestyle.
If you feel like you are alone with your osteoporosis, rest assured there are many people going through the same ups and downs you are. You can also contact your local osteoporosis society for support. Read about the experiences of people with osteoporosis from all over the world.
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Since a first fracture is rapidly followed by more fractures, it is critical that healthcare policies promote the detection of osteoporosis before the first fracture occurs.
It does seem incredible that a disease that can be diagnosed and can be successfully treated is not a major health issue. We must do all we can to prevent, treat and ultimately cure this painful and life restricting disease.