The Importance of Treating Osteoporosis and Preventing Fractures

Dr.Daniel Ngui, B Sc. (P.T.), MD, CFPC, FCFP, Family Physician, discusses The Importance of Treating Osteoporosis and Preventing Fractures

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Dr.Daniel Ngui, B Sc. (P.T.), MD, CFPC, FCFP, Family Physician, discusses The Importance of Treating Osteoporosis and Preventing Fractures
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Featuring Dr. Daniel Ngui, BSc (P.T), MD, CFPC, FCFP, Family Physician,

Presenter: Dr. Daniel Ngui, Family Doctor, Vancouver, BC

Local Practitioners: Family Doctor

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The Importance of Treating Osteoporosis and Preventing Fractures

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In a patient that has osteoporosis, the risks of bone fracture are much higher than any risks associated with taking osteoporosis related medications.

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A patient who is high risk for bone fractures have a greater than 20% risk of getting a fracture.

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Bone fractures can cause morbidity as well as mortality.  For example, a woman who gets a hip fracture has a 23% chance of dying in the following 2 years.

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A person who gets a bone fracture have a 40% chance of having another bone fracture at some point in the future. This is one reason it is so important to focus on the prevention of bone fractures.

This content is for informational purposes only, and is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified healthcare professional with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition.

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