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

  • Back pain 

  • 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

Marie Walsh