The Silent Disease

Osteoporosis is often referred to as  “a silent disease” because fractures maybe the first sign.

By Adrienne von Tuzelmann

At least one in three women and one in five men will suffer from an osteoporotic fracture during their lifetime.

Seeing her beautiful, strong mother become increasingly frail in later life and eventually die from complications of osteoporosis, was a wake-up call for Adrienne von Tuzelmann.

“It was my red alert to take steps to look after my own bones, and learn as much as I could to avoid suffering the same fate as Mum and before her, my Nana, whose genes I had inherited.

“Family history is one of the main risk factors for osteoporosis.”

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