World Osteoporosis Day

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World Osteoporosis Day

World Osteoporosis Day is observed every year on 20 October.

Important facts

  • The day is observed with the aim of raising global awareness about the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of osteoporosis.

  • The day aims to make the prevention of osteoporosis and fractures a global health priority by reaching out to health professionals, policy makers and the general public at large.

  • The theme of World Osteoporosis Day, 2022 is "Step Up for Bone Health".

  • Bone health is important at all stages of life, having strong bones is something that people should not take lightly.

Background of the day

  • World Osteoporosis Day was started on 20 October 1996 by the National Osteoporosis Society of the United Kingdom.

  • International Osteoporosis Foundation endorsed this day in the year 1997, since then this day is celebrated all over the world.

What is Osteoporosis?

  • In this disease, the bones become weak and fragile, causing them to break easily from falls and light bumps.

  • The main cause of this disease is the deterioration of bone tissue.

  • Fractures caused by osteoporosis can be life-threatening and cause long-term pain and disability.

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