Osteoporosis Awareness Month
Osteoporosis is a disease characterized by low bone mass and deterioration of bone tissue, which can lead to increased risk of fracture. Known as the “silent thief”, bone deterioration can occur over a number of years without presenting any symptoms.
Osteoporosis can affect people at almost any age, but in Canada it is most common among those who are age 50+. Two million Canadians are affected by osteoporosis, and at least one in three women and one in five men will break a bone due to osteoporosis in their lifetime, according to Osteoporosis Canada