Osteoporosis Awareness Update
Did you know that there is an estimated 300,000 people living with osteoporosis in Ireland, with only 15% being diagnosed? It is important to look out for signs and symptoms of undiagnosed osteoporosis:
A broken bone from a trip or fall or less
Loss of height or change in body shape
Hump in your upper back
Unexplained broken bones
If you think you are at risk it is important to visit your GP and they will arrange a DXA scan which will look at you bone mineral density. Following this appropriate treatment will be arranged.
To keep healthy bones maintain a healthy diet rich in calcium and Vitamin D, and do appropriate weight bearing exercises.
Please see https://www.irishosteoporosis.ie for more information