Health and Wellness - Myths & Facts - Hormones: Episode 26
Osteoporosis is a common disease all over the world. Bone loss is a 'silent' process that affects millions of individuals around the globe and is often overlooked. Currently, osteoporosis affects 1 in 5 adults, aged 18-59 years in India. Osteoporosis that is not treated can lead to serious bone breaks, especially in the hip and spine. Many people think osteoporosis is simply linked to old age – the older we get, the more chance we have of developing osteoporosis. While this is true in some ways, age isn't the only factor responsible, and osteoporosis is linked to various other medical conditions. You will be surprised to know that a hormonal imbalance too can cause osteoporosis. The good news is that there is a lot you can do to protect your bones through your life. You're never too young or too old to improve the health of your bones. The cornerstone of prevention and management of osteoporosis is to improve knowledge and awareness among the general public. Today, we have with us eminent endocrinologists who will help us understand and manage Osteoporosis better.
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