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Health and Wellness - Myths & Facts - Hormones: Episode 30

PUBLISHED ON: Oct 7, 2022 | Duration: 21:56 Min

There is a huge number of people suffering from osteoporosis, both men and women, and as the population ages, it’s prevalence will only increase. With an aging population and longer life span, osteoporosis is increasingly becoming a global epidemic. Currently, it has been estimated that more than 200 million people suffer are from osteoporosis. 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 involved, osteoporosis is also linked to various other medical conditions. You will be surprised to know that even hormonal imbalances can cause osteoporosis. But the good part is that there is a lot you can do to protect your bones. In order to prevent osteoporosis, it is important to have a diagnosis early before fractures occur, to test the bone mineral density, and to start treatment as soon as possible. The cornerstone of the 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.

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