Osteoporosis

Osteoporosis is a developing condition in which the bones become so fragile that they may break easily and lead to permanent disability or even death.  Serious possibilities include the following: bone injuries, serious back pain, and form problems that must demand work, hospitalization, and possible even surgery.  Osteoporosis is a disease that usually occurs in older people especially menopausal women.
 
Osteoporosis treatment is aimed at bone strengthening.  Physicians try to avoid bone fractures by using several methods that will work to increase the bone density.
 
Osteoporosis of Simcoe Muskoka educates, empowers and supplies individuals and communities in the risk reduction and treatment of Osteoporosis by raising awareness, promoting better bone health, educating healthcare professionals, and helping people prevent fractures and prevent falls.  For more information, click here.        
 
Programs and resources provided include:
 
-       Toll fee information line (1-800-463-6842 English and 1-800-977-1778 French).
-       Free information through the online website, brochures fact sheets and cookbooks  
-       Individual and group support via self-help groups and Osteoblast newsletter (available to all members) 
-       Education sessions on osteoporosis fractures and falls prevention 
-       Speakers to address your group  
-       Public awareness displays at wellness fairs, health promotion days and other events 
-       Information and educational opportunities for health care professionals 
 
Osteoporosis Canada is a member of the Simcoe Muskoka Integrated Fall Strategy.