To bring awareness to the general public about Osteoporosis, the National Osteoporosis Foundation has coined May as National Osteoporosis Month. In an effort to promote the importance of bone healthy, the organization is building awareness, education, advocacy and research programs to keep the public informed of osteoporosis.
It’s never too early to start caring about your bone health. You can help decrease your chances of getting osteoporosis and broken bones by building strong bones throughout your life.
According to the National Osteoporosis Foundation:
- 54 million Americans have osteoporosis or low bone mass, putting them at risk for broken bones.
- Osteoporosis is responsible for two million broken bones every year in the U.S.
- One in two women and up to one in four men over age 50 will break a bone in their lifetime due to osteoporosis.
- Osteoporosis-related bone breaks cost patients, their families and the healthcare system $19 billion annually.
- Experts forecast that by 2025, osteoporosis will be responsible for three million fractures resulting in $25.3 billion in costs.
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