Osteoporosis, noted by the appeance of porous bones or “brittle bones”  is increasing among global populations as they age in light of overall health care advances.

The condition of Osteoporosis affects millions of people around the world, but not everyone is aware of it and how it affects the bones and can shorten life. Further, physicians sometimes fail to see and diagnose it. The required diagnostic equipment is not always available, especially in developing nations and remote locations. Effective treatments may also not be accessible to those at risk.

According to the World Health Organisation (WHO), Osteoporosis is second to Cardiovascular Disease as the Numbr One  health issue int he world. Currently the same 50-year-old woman runs the same life-time risk of dying from a hip fracture as she does from breast cancer, worldwide. Indians show the highest prevalence rate of Osteoporosis overall, however.

Insufficient intake of calcium and vitamin D during childhood are believed to be the root causes. A ful 25 million Indian women likely suffer from the condition and number of fractures among men and women over the age of 45 is on the increase.

Links:

http://economictimes.indiatimes.com/Consumer_Life/Cut_to_the_bone/articleshow/2394094.cms

http://hubpages.com/hub/Osteoporosis_Exercise

 

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