Dem Bones, them Bones, them healthy Bones
Why is it Important?
The bare bones of osteoporosis or osteopenia in Australia is rising as the population lives longer and risk factors increase. Many are unaware of the significance falls and fractures in osteoporosis, a silent but preventable disease.
More than 1.3 million Australians have osteoporosis, representing 3.8% of the population. Yet, in people aged 50 years plus approximately 66% are living with osteoporosis.
Osteoporosis is a serious disease, which can lead to fractures that impact patients, their families and the healthcare system. With over 175,000 fractures each year, we need to make a better effort to diagnose and manage osteoporosis, says Greg Lyubomirsky, CEO of Healthy Bones Australia.
In this webinar, you will learn:
- awareness and understanding of the risk factors for osteoporosis
- the role of Calcium, Vit D and cofactors in bone formation
- new advances in identifying bone fracture risk and osteoporosis
- conventional and natural management options in osteoporosis
This offering provides CPD continuing professional development credits for CMA and ATMS