Osteoporosis Risk Factors


[WEBINAR] Managing Osteoporosis Patients During COVID-19

Join us for a thought-provoking discussion focusing on challenges and solutions for managing your patients with osteoporosis during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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[WEBINAR] Breaking Myths. Not Bones.

Join our Osteoporosis Canada, Fracture Prevention Education Volunteer Pat McCarthy-Briggs along with special guest panelists as they discuss and dispel the most common myths in their field of expertise.

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Osteoporosis is a disease characterized by low bone mass and deterioration of bone tissue, which can lead to increased risk of fracture. Known as the “silent thief”, bone deterioration can occur over a number of years without presenting any symptoms. Unfortunately, if detected at the time of a break, the disease is already fairly advanced. The most common fractures associated with osteoporosis are in the hip, spine, wrist, and shoulder. Today, no single cause for osteoporosis has been identified.

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Osteoporosis Canada, a registered charity, is the only national organization serving people who have, or are at risk for, osteoporosis. We work to educate, empower and support individuals and communities in the risk-reduction and treatment of osteoporosis. But we can’t do it alone.

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