Monthly Archives: Sep 2016

Osteoarthritis and Osteoporosis: do you know the difference?

The terms osteoporosis and osteoarthritis sound like very similar conditions but in reality they are two very different medical conditions with little in common. In both instances the word ‘osteo’ means bone. Osteoporosis affects the bones directly while osteoarthritis affects the joints between the bones. Therefore the symptoms are experienced differently, and the diseases develop […]


NOFSA response to article “Menopause Matters”

NOFSA response to the article “Menopause Matters” by Athol Kent. Menopause Focus Vol 4 No3, Aug 2016, 15-16 The National Osteoporosis Foundation of South Africa (NOFSA) would like to comment in response to the opinion by Kent published in Menopause Focus, which we feel is imbalanced and misleading in several domains. The controversy raised by […]