Why Does Osteoporosis Matter? It’s more than wearing white, pink or whatever color to show your support. On October 20, World Osteoporosis Day, make a promise to Love Yourself and Love Your Bones with one test to detect it all.
Thanks to Hologic, Inc. for bringing this important health issue to light.
High Blood Pressure.
They seem like just words until you have someone close to you or you yourself are diagnosed.
However, osteoporosis is one of those words that belongs on the top of the list that rarely gets the respect, acknowledgement or education that it deserves.
…Until you can’t hold a child on your hip or a small fall turns into a facture or a break or much worse.
Osteoporosis is a bone disease that happens when your body loses too much bone, makes too little bone or both, therefore they become weak, they almost resemble Swiss cheese when looked at under a microscope.
There are many reasons that someone might be at risk for osteoporosis including your age, gender, and medical conditions.
However, your lifestyle, prescription drugs taken, and of course, how you treat your body, can definitely increase or decrease your risk of osteoporosis.
Leading a healthy lifestyle with exercise including muscle-strengthening exercise
Eating food rich in calcium, vitamin D, lean protein, fruits, and healthy fats are key to strong and healthy bones
Taking a painless bone density scan is the only way to predict your likelihood and diagnose osteoporosis when you fall in the recommended guidelines including
- Women ages 65 or older or men 70 years or older
- Breaking a bone after age 50
- Menopausal age (average of age of 51 with risk factors)
- Postmenopausal woman (under the age of 65 with risk factors)
- A man 50-69 with risk factors
It’s that easy. Just 15 minutes with a DXA scan from Hologic, the leading global healthcare and diagnostics company with a focus on women’s consumer health. That’s not too much to ask to prevent yourself from being one of the women dying from osteoporosis each year. In fact, more U.S. women die each year from complications of hip fracture than from breast cancer. A woman’s risk of hip fracture equals her combined risk of breast, uterine, and ovarian cancer.
So this World Osteoporosis Day, Oct. 20, don’t just let the day go by and think, one day I’ll worry about that…or maybe I’ll start eating more broccoli. Think about your health and of course, the hugs that you want to continue without pain or suffering.
This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Hologic, Inc. Hologic is sponsoring this post because the company is a leading developer of innovative healthcare products that enable women to lead healthier lives, everywhere, every day. To learn more about osteoporosis through Hologic, visit boneawareness.com, a website that Hologic launched in honor of National Osteoporosis Month (May).