World Osteoporosis Day is celebrated every year on October 20 across the world to highlight the bone disease and spread awareness about the causes and its prevention and treatment. The main purpose of this international day is to raise awareness about the diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of osteoporosis.
Osteoporosis may occur when bone density reduces which can cause bones to become brittle and weak and result in a fracture. This type of bone disease fractures can occur commonly in the wrist, spine, or hip. Osteoporosis can also occur when the formation of new bone does not keep up with the loss of old bone. This type of bone disease affects males and females of all races but Asian and white women, especially old women who are previously suffering from menopause are at higher risk. A healthy diet, physical exercises, and medications may help in preventing bone loss and strengthen weak bones in the body.
Osteoporosis may develop gradually and individuals cannot know if they experience when a fracture after a minor accident such as a fall. A sneeze or a cough may also cause a break in osteoporosis bones. The fracture is mainly occurring in the spinal vertebrae, hip, or wrists for those people who are suffering from osteoporosis. If a break occurs in the spinal vertebrae due to osteoporosis, then it may lead to changes in a stoop, posture, and the curvature of the spine. Thus, individuals may also notice a reduction in height so their clothes cannot fit well as they did before. A good healthy diet, and daily exercises are beneficial to keep bones healthy and strong throughout your life.