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Osteoporosis & Musculoskeletal Disorders
Osteoporosis and related bone, muscle and joint disorders are devastating diseases that can lead to pain, severe disability and premature death.
Around the world 1 in 3 women and 1 in 5 men over the age of 50 will suffer an osteoporotic fracture. In fact, a bone will break every 3 seconds because of this disease. This has an enormous human and socio-economic impact.
Many people don’t know they have osteoporosis until their first fracture, which is why it’s called the ‘silent disease’. Even after a break, it often goes untreated.
The good news is osteoporosis and many musculoskeletal disorders can be treated and fractures often prevented through healthy lifestyle choices.