Do you have osteoporosis or osteopenia? There is an upcoming osteoporosis self-management program in Carlton about risk factors, calcium, vitamin D, exercise and falls prevention. Click here for more information.
Osteoporosis NSW is an activity of Arthritis NSW committed to the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of Osteoporosis. Our aim is to increase awareness and understanding amongst the community, GPs and health professionals.
What is Osteoporosis?
Osteoporosis is a condition in which the bones become fragile and brittle resulting in a higher risk of fractures than normal bones. Osteoporosis occurs when bones lose minerals such as calcium and the body cannot replace the minerals fast enough to keep the bones healthy. As a result the bones become thinner and less dense.
Osteoporosis is often called a silent disease, because it usually has no signs or symptoms until a fracture occurs. Early detection is the key, so next time you visit your doctor ask about having a Bone Density Test or call us on 1800 011 041 for your free information pack.
Become a member of Arthritis NSW today!
Arthritis NSW offers a comprehensive membership program that aims to help people improve their quality of life and is working to keep NSW moving. At Arthritis NSW, our focus is to ensure that members are well-informed, educated and supported to aid in managing their condition and enjoying a healthy lifestyle.
“Arthritis is one of those diseases that is confusing and causes huge dramas in people’s lives. Very little is known about the disease and it puts a lot of pressure on people’s lives. Arthritis NSW helps to alleviate that pressure and provide the information and support which is so important when going through such a confusing disease. I support Arthritis NSW because it is such a small team trying to make a big difference. Living with arthritis is so painful at times it’s nice to know there are people out there that understand and want to help.”
Kyle, who is in his 20s and has rheumatoid arthritis.