facebook link
 
petition
welcome

Osteoporosis is a serious condition and a systemic disease, which is caused by the thinning of bones. It can lead to bones becoming even more susceptible to fractures – especially those of the spine, hip and wrists, which can result in extreme pain, and in some cases even death.

In South Africa, 1 in 3 women and 1 in 5 men will develop this disease within their lifetime – potentially between 4 and 6 million South Africans.

Also known as the “silent epidemic” because there are usually no visible symptoms until a bone fractures.  Osteoporosis – once considered a normal part of ageing, can affect anyone – even young individuals.

Prevention and treatment include doing regular exercises, taking calcium and vitamin D, as well as other osteoporosis medications, if needed.
news    


The First RSSA /BISSA Breast Imaging Course
   21 – 24 August 2014
   Sandton Convention Centre, Johannesburg
   Click here for more information

• NOFSA supports the Bone and Joint Decade.

• Download NOFSA's 2012 statement on Calcium here

• Download our latest newsletter here
 
projects

Find out more about currently active projects. Read about our objectives and how you can help out within the community to help bring awareness and education about osteoporosis.

read more

 

Content on this page requires a newer version of Adobe Flash Player.

Get Adobe Flash player

We are a full member of the
International Osteoporosis Foundation
We support the
Bone and Joint Decade
home | about | what is osteoporosis | prevention | diagnosis |
who is at risk |
treatment | contact
design • www.gstudio.co.za