CHRONIC PAIN, FIBROMYALGIA, HEALTH, osteoporosis., world osteoporosis day


World Osteoporosis Day takes place this year on October 20th.

The World Osteoporosis Day (WOD) 2018 campaign calls for global action to improve bone health and prevent fractures due to osteoporosis, including vertebral (spine) fractures which often remain undiagnosed and untreated.

They invite the public, healthcare professionals and organizations worldwide to join IOF and its 240 member societies in raising awareness of bone health and calling for action on osteoporosis and fracture prevention in their communities.

Key messages of World Osteoporosis Day 2018

  • Osteoporosis is the hidden, underlying cause of painful, debilitating and life-threatening fractures
  • The most common of osteoporotic fractures are spine (vertebral) fractures, a major cause of pain, disability and loss of quality of life
  • Up to 70% of spine fractures remain undiagnosed, leaving sufferers unprotected against the high risk of more fractures
  • Back pain, height-loss and stooped back are all possible signs of spine fractures – ask for testing and treatment!
  • A family history of osteoporosis and broken bones is a sign that you too may be at higher risk
  • Advocate! Sign the IOF Global Patient Charter and join us in calling on healthcare providers to close the massive ‘care gap’ .
  • Osteoporosis is a growing global problem that respects no boundaries: worldwide, fractures affect one in three women and one in five men over the age of 50.




World Osteoporosis day

On 20 October 2011 it is World Osteoporosis Day, which is organised by International Osteoperosis Foundation (IOF) to raise awareness of the condition. The foundation was established in 1998 to raise awareness globally and to help people who suffer from the disease.

Osteoporosis is a disease which causes bones to become thin and frail and more prone to fractures.
Not everyone realises they have the disease until they suffer a fracture with the most common areas for fractures being in the hip, spine and wrist.

Around the world, at least one in three women and one in five men over the age of 50 will suffer a fracture caused by weak bones. Without treatment, the risk of suffering a cascade of new fractures is very high.

The IOF aims to improve public awareness and understanding of the condition, as well as informing individuals and health care professionals on the best treatments. They also fund clinical research to constantly try and beat osteoperosis.All donations will be used to help the IOF to promote awareness, prevention and treatment of osteoporosis for sufferers all across the world. Why don’t you visit the official website and help make a difference today – all the money raised goes towards the excellent help the IOF offer to sufferers.

If you or someone you know suffers from osteoperosis, or if you just want to get involved with this great cause then visit the website and find out what you can do this World Osteoporosis Day!