October 20 is World Osteoporosis Day. This day is to raise awareness about the disease like osteoporosis, how to diagnose it and how to properly treat it. Osteoporosis decreases bone strength and density. About 200 million people suffer from this disease. Due to its prevalence, the disease is considered a serious public health problem. Find out for yourself and tell others about protecting your bones from fractures and other problems.
World Osteoporosis Day is the final day of a whole list of events organized by the International Osteoporosis Foundation (IOF). The Foundation is actively involved in educating the public about this serious bone disease. Osteoporosis makes bones brittle and brittle, literally any minor bump or even a sneeze can lead to health hazards ranging from incessant pain to fractures.
Until 1994, osteoporosis was not considered a serious problem. But in 1998, two companies dedicated to educating the public about osteoporosis teamed up to create the International Osteoporosis Foundation.
- in 1996, on October 20, the first World Osteoporosis Day was held;
- in 2013, the IOF runs the “Capture the Fracture” campaign, which aims to prevent secondary fractures;
- In 2014, the International Osteoporosis Foundation went digital with the release of electronic newsletters.
How to celebrate
Dressing in all white on this day is one way to bring attention to World Osteoporosis Day and maybe talk to someone about it. Visit the hospital for a bone density test. Learn about the possible risks of osteoporosis and how to prevent those risks. Tell others about the importance of this day on social media. Try to stick to a healthy diet, take vitamins and exercise, this will help maintain a healthy body.
When is World Osteoporosis Day celebrated in 2022?
World Osteoporosis Day is observed on October 20 each year.