osteoporosis affects one in three women over 50 years. Among the male sex, the disease that weakens the bones reaches one in five men, according to data from the Ministry of Health, disclosed on the sidelines of the World Day of Osteoporosis, which is marked this Thursday.
The purpose of the event, the Ministry launched yesterday a new informational brochure, with data about prevention, diagnosis and treatment of diseases of the bones.
according To the minister of Health, osteoporosis affects more and more children, and adolescents, hence the importance of prevention.
osteoporosis is a silent disease that weakens the bones in a progressive manner, causing fractures painful and disabling. The injury can result from small shocks or falls, sudden movements or even a simple sneeze. The most serious and frequent are those that affect the spine and the hip.
Although it affects all age groups, the pathology is more pronounced in the elderly, it is predicted that the incidence of fractures of the hip increase 240% among women and 310% among men, in the face of population aging and to sedentary lifestyle.