What is Osteoporosis and How Does it Affect Your Bone Health?

Dr. Kam Shojania, MD FRCPC, Rheumatologist, discusses What is Osteoporosis and how does it affect your Bone Health?

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Dr. Kam Shojania, MD FRCPC, Rheumatologist, discusses What is Osteoporosis and how does it affect your Bone Health?
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Featuring Dr. Kam Shojania, MD FRCPC, Rheumatologist

Presenter: Dr. Kam Shojania, Rheumatologist, Vancouver, BC

Local Practitioners: Rheumatologist

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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.

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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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Patients with Osteoporosis need to focus more on muscle strength and posture rather than preventing bone fractures.

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

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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