World Osteoporosis Day
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World Osteoporosis Day is observed every year on 20 October.
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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