World Osteoporosis Day Quick Facts

Event NameWorld Osteoporosis Day ()
Event Started20 October 1996
Event LevelInternational Day
Observed byNational Osteoporosis Society of the United Kingdom

World Osteoporosis Day Brief

October 20 is celebrated all over the world as 'World Osteoporosis Day'. This day is celebrated with the aim of raising awareness for the diagnosis, prevention, and treatment of Osteoporosis. The day is organized by Switzerland-based International Osteoporosis Foundation.

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What is Osteoporosis or what is it called?

  • Osteoporosis or osteoporosis is a disease of the bone that increases the risk of fracture. Osteoporosis is characterized by the deterioration of bone tissue.
  • In this disease, the bones become fragile and weak, resulting in an increased risk of fractures of the spine, especially the hip and wrist.
  • Women are at a higher risk of suffering from osteoporosis than men mainly after the age of 50.
  • For the prevention of this disease, a balanced diet rich in calcium and vitamin D rich foods such as milk, curd and green leafy vegetables should be consumed.

Symptoms of Osteoporosis:

Osteoporosis develops very slowly over a period of several years. In the beginning, the condition progresses slowly, without any visible symptoms on the patient - it can take several months to several years to reach a noticeable state. The early signs of osteoporosis are:-

  • Joint pain.
  • Difficulty standing.
  • Difficulty sitting upright: The tilted body position often seen in older people is a direct sign of possible osteoporosis

As a person's bone density or bone mass steadily decreases, fractures in the bones of the hip, wrist, or spine become more common. Even a cough or sneeze can fracture a rib or partially destroy a bone in the spine.

Osteoporosis does not cause any specific pain or symptoms. However, it increases the risks of fractures arising from severe or weakness.

The main causes of the origin of osteoporosis:

Age is the most common cause of osteoporosis. The older you get, the more likely you are to have bone loss, especially if you don't get enough calcium. Osteoporosis can be caused by diseases or other causes, such as:

  • Hormonal problems.
  • Nutrient diet.
  • Certain types of medicines.
  • Excessive smoking or drinking.
  • Heredity.

Important Days of October Month - (National Days and International Days):

Day Event Name - Event Level
01 OctoberWorld Older Day - International Day
02 OctoberInternational Day of Non-Violence - International Day
02 OctoberGandhi Jayanti - National Day
04 OctoberWorld Animal Welfare Day - International Day
05 OctoberWorld Teachers Day - International Day
09 OctoberWorld Post Day - International Day
10 OctoberWorld Mental Health Day - International Day
14 OctoberWorld Standard Day - International Day
15 OctoberWorld Student Day - International Day
16 OctoberWorld Food Day - International Day
17 OctoberInternational Poverty Alleviation Day - International Day
20 OctoberWorld Osteoporosis Day - International Day
21 OctoberWorld Iodine Deficiency Day - International Day
24 OctoberWorld Polio Day - International Day
24 OctoberWorld Development Information Day - International Day
30 OctoberWorld Savings Day - International Day
31 OctoberNational Integration Day - National Day
अक्टूबर महीने का दूसरा गुर of OctoberWorld Sight Day - International Day
अक्टूबर माह का प्रथम सोमवा of OctoberWorld Habitat Day - International Day

World Osteoporosis Day FAQs:

World Osteoporosis Day is observed every year on 20 October.

Yes, World Osteoporosis Day is an International Day that is celebrated every year on October all over the World.

World Osteoporosis Day started on 20 October 1996.

World Osteoporosis Day is observed every year by National Osteoporosis Society of the United Kingdom.

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