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There are 206 bones in the adult human body. Bones weakened by osteoporosis can fracture more easily. Women experience a faster bone loss but men can suffer serious health issues and multiple fractures as well. Calcium, vitamin D, diet, exercise, education, and drugs can work together to reduce the risk of fractures. Those who have osteoporosis need not suffer alone. They are encouraged to become involved in local support groups. Join Michelle to find out more about the prevention and treatment of osteoporosis. With thanks to:
DR. BRIAN WIRZBA, Internal Medicine Specialist
Medical Director, Osteoporosis Program
Grey Nuns Community Hospital
SHELLY HAGEN, RD/Health Educator/ NAMS Credentialed Menopause Practitioner
Women's Wellness Program
Covenant Health Services
*And to those who shared their stories.
For more information contact:
OSTEOPOROSIS PROGRAM, GREY NUNS COMMUNITY HOSPITAL
OSTEOPOROSIS CANADA 1-800-463-6842 www.osteoporosis.ca
CANADIAN OSTEOPOROSIS PATIENT NETWORK (COPN) 1-800-463-6842 www.osteoporosis.ca/copn
FRACTURE RISK ASSESSMENT TOOL website. Set the data base for Canadians.