Today is World Osteoporosis Day, a bone disease in which the bones become weak and full and women are the most affected by this disease.
World Osteoporosis Day is celebrated around the world every year on October 20. Bone disease used to affect the elderly but now it affects young children as well but women are the most affected.
Let us tell you about the bone disease osteoporosis, how and why it is a disease, but first let’s know a little bit about the disease.
Osteoporosis causes the bones of the body to break easily, and this disease is often diagnosed when a minor injury, pressure or bending causes a bone fracture.
According to health experts, weight loss, malnutrition, calcium and vitamin D deficiency, advancing age, steroid use and smoking are common causes.
Health experts say that women are more prone to osteoporosis than men due to a decrease in the amount of calcium in the body and the ability of the bones to absorb calcium.
According to a conservative estimate, osteoporosis causes fractures in nine million people worldwide each year.