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Osteoporosis Educational Seminar, Thursday July 27th, at 6PM.


Osteoporosis Educational Seminar


University Orthopedic Center - Altoona Office
Thursday, July 27th, at 6PM
Presented by Lynn Thompson Gregory CRNP
No registration required

What puts you at a higher risk for an osteoporotic fracture?
About half of all women and a quarter of all men over age 50 will break a bone due to osteoporosis in their remaining lifetime.

If you have a fracture due to osteoporosis, your chances of having another fracture are nearly 5x as high as someone who has not had a fracture.

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When you have osteoporosis, that means you have low bone mineral density (called BMD, for short). This makes your bones weaker and more likely to fracture. Studies suggest that 1 in 2 women and 1 in 4 men over the age of 50 will break a bone due to osteoporosis. Fractures can lead to pain, loss of mobility, and a change in lifestyle.

According to experts, your risk is higher if you:
• Are age 65 or older
• Have a parent who had a hip fracture
• Are postmenopausal
• Have had a previous low-impact fracture
• Have a low body weight

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