World Osteoporosis Day 2022 observed on 20th October

World osteoporosis day is a global healthcare event observed every year on October 20 to raise awareness about early diagnosis of osteoporosis, its treatment, and preventive tips for strong bones. The future campaigns focus on encouraging people to take preventative measures to boost their bone health to avoid any risk of osteoporosis and associated complications in doom.
What is Osteoporosis?
Osteoporosis is a medical condition where bones become very weak and brittle. Symptoms occur unless the fracture happens. The bone becomes so delicate that a fracture can occur with a minor fall, bump, or sudden movement. The chances of osteoporosis prevail more with aging, one of the most common causes of fractures in old age due to the asymptomatic nature of this bone disorder after bone health to prevent complications related to bone fractures. 
Globally, 1 in 3 women and 1 in 5 men aged 50 years suffer from an osteoporotic fracture. It is predominant more in the elderly female. It occurs within 5-7 years of menopause and tends to lose bone density by 20%.
World Osteoporosis Day 2022: Theme
This year 2022, the World Osteoporosis Day theme is “Step Up For Bone Health” to encourage people around the world to check for bone density and bone health status regularly (especially people above 50) and a healthy lifestyle to strengthen bone health. The theme “Step Up For Bone Health” appeals the global healthcare organizations and policymakers to create better opportunities and accessible facilities for everyone to avail of timely diagnosis and treatment to prevent torments of osteoporosis and its complications.
History of World Osteoporosis Day
The first occurrence of World Osteoporosis Day was on October 20, 1996, held by the United Kingdom’s National Osteoporosis Society with the collaboration of the European Commission. In 1997, International Osteoporosis Foundation (IOF) organized World Osteoporosis Day (WOD).
Since its inception, Various organizations have supported the day, and in 1998 and 1999, the World Health Organization co-sponsored the day intending to promote awareness of osteoporosis and metabolic bone disease. With a specific theme for the first time, and the theme for 1999 World Osteoporosis Day was Early Detection.

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