Okay, gals, listen up: chances are if you’re under 50, you haven’t really given osteoporosis much thought. Truth be told, it hadn’t really crossed my mind either. But it’s more common than you think…
That’s right. A whopping 25% of us will eventually develop osteoporosis. Osteoporosis – a common disease in which your bones become brittle and more porous – is sometimes called the “silent thief” because it has no obvious symptoms. People with osteoporosis usually don’t feel ill; in fact, you may not find out you have osteoporosis until you break a bone. Fractures most commonly affect the hip, spine, and wrist.
For more information, visit On The Go Women – a website which aims to educate women about the disease and stresses the importance of managing the condition with treatment and a healthy lifestyle.
These tools are invaluable health resources for any women – even if they aren’t at a high risk for Osteoporosis themselves, they can be shared with mothers, sisters and friends who are.
Now if you’ll excuse me, I’m going to enjoy a glass of cold, refreshing milk.