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Osteoporosis – the Silent Disease
Did you know that one in three women and one in eight men will fracture a bone due to osteoporosis during their lifetime?

In this issue we look at what osteoporosis is, how it is diagnosed and how to prevent osteoporosis.

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The South African Society of Physiotherapy

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The content is for information and educational purposes only. The South African Society of Physiotherapy (SASP) has attempted to provide recent and accurate information at the time of publication. The SASP does not assume liability for the use of information contained in this communique. It also does not replace, nor should it be considered an alternative to a medical consultation.  Copyright SASP. All rights reserved.
What is Osteoporosis?
Osteoporosis is an age-related disorder that causes the gradual loss of bone density and strength. Read more...
How is osteoporosis diagnosed?
If your doctor feels you are at risk, your bone mass can be measured by means of a bone mineral density (BMD) test. Read more...
How to prevent osteoporosis
The aim is to reduce the risk of osteoporotic fractures as these lead to great medical expense and decreased quality of life. Read more...
Treatment for osteoporosis
There are a number of treatments prescribed for osteoporosis.
The lighter side of life
Laughter is life's best medicine. 

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