Osteoporosis is not just a woman’s disease. One in five men over age 50 will break a bone due to osteoporosis and 1/3 of all hip fractures worldwide occur in men.
October 20 was World Osteoporosis Day and marked the launch of “Real Men Build their Strength from Within,” a new year-long campaign to raise awareness for the impact of osteoporosis on men. With one in five men age 50 and older affected by osteoporosis, the data confirm that osteoporosis remains a vastly underestimated and neglected health issue, especially among men.
Join the effort and call on the men in your life to embrace better bone health. There are many actions that you can take to prevent and control osteoporosis. Take charge of your bone health today. Click on the link to learn the five steps to better bone health.
Also, are you a man over the age of 50 and living with osteoporosis or taking steps to make your bone health a priority? The International Osteoporosis Foundation wants to hear your story. Submit it to firstname.lastname@example.org .