Top employer Theramex marks World Osteoporosis Day

Top employer Theramex marks World Osteoporosis Day

 October 23, 2023

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Theramex marked World Osteoporosis Day by sharing the inspiring stories of brave individuals who have first-hand experiences with osteoporosis.

Theramex is dedicated to women’s health and, with these stories, seeks to raise awareness and educate more people about this silent disease. Theramex hopes to help more women feel prepared to deal with this common, yet all too often overlooked condition, osteoporosis.

"At Theramex, we're passionate about empowering women to take control of their bone health. Early detection and treatment of osteoporosis can make a world of difference, reducing the devastating impact on lives. Help us raise awareness and ensure that women have the support and information they need to protect their bones and live their lives to the fullest," said the company.

What is osteoporosis?

Osteoporosis is a chronic condition that causes a loss of bone strength, resulting in fragile bones at an increased risk of fracture. Some people don’t realize they have osteoporosis until a normal movement like standing or walking causes a bone fracture. Osteoporosis is a lifelong condition that can be managed, but not cured. People are at higher risk of developing osteoporosis once you have passed through the menopause, and the risk of sustaining an associated bone fracture increases with age. Estrogen plays an important part in the process of maintaining bone density. As estrogen production declines in the post-menopausal years, bones can become more fragile. If women experienced early menopause (before the age of 45), or had their ovaries removed, they are at greater risk of developing osteoporosis. Bone fractures can cause significant impact on health that becomes more worrying with age, so early diagnosis and treatment of osteoporosis are vital.

A disease associated with aging 

To join Theramex in marking World Osteoporosis Day, Orthopedic and sports traumatologist, Doctor Rascu Mihai-Ciprian, spoke with a patient diagnosed with osteoporosis, asking what they knew about osteoporosis before they were diagnosed.

"I knew it was a disease associated with aging, especially in women. That's why all grandmothers had to be guarded - be careful not to fall, because recovery will be much harder afterward. It happened to my grandmother; it's true, she was 95, she tripped and ended up with a hip fracture," commented the patient.

And did the patient receive adequate information about their treatment plan for osteoporosis, throughout its different stages? "I think I have been very well-informed," said the patient. "I asked my doctor first, and then I found more information by myself after that. All the decisions were taken in agreement with the doctor, so the treatment was adjusted to my lifestyle."

Offering a message to women who may not know about osteoporosis, the patient said: "I think it's very important to know what's happening with your health, to be able to act early, not to wake up late, and find yourself in a situation where an accident has happened, and it's already too late to be able to make certain decisions."

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