Living With The Disease

It is common to feel anxious about your health or lifestyle when diagnosed with osteoporosis – feelings of loneliness, depression and helplessness are all very common. At Osteoporosis Canada, we are here to help you. We provide many services and resources for Canadians living with osteoporosis, including free publications, a bilingual toll-free information line, educational programs and referrals to self-help groups and community resources. If you feel you need additional support or mental health resources, please contact the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health or your local mental health organization.

Despite the natural concern that can come with an osteoporosis diagnosis, it’s important to think about what you can do, and remember that people with osteoporosis adjust and go on to live full, active lives. Today, with the help of medications and appropriate lifestyle changes, individuals can reduce their risk of fracture and in some cases, even improve bone mass.

If you’ve been recently diagnosed, here are some strategies to help you on your journey