World Osteoporosis Day (20/10)

Every year on October 20, World Osteoporosis Day is celebrated. The World Health Organization set this date back in 1997 to raise global public awareness of the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of osteoporosis and metabolic bone disease.

What is it: "osteoporosis"? The roots of the word are of Greek origin. The term originates from two Greek words: "bone" and "loose". Thus, osteoporosis can be translated as “loose, porous, sparse bone”, which, in principle, boils down to the main essence of this disease.

Osteoporosis is a disease characterized by a decrease in bone density in humans. The result of this disease, as a rule, developing gradually and progressing over time, are frequent fractures of the limbs and spine.