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24 Nov 2019

Les Laboratoires FRATER-RAZES at the World Osteoporosis Day, October 20, 2018

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To celebrate World Osteoporosis Day on October 20, 2018, Les Laboratoires FRATER-RAZES, a 100% ALGERIAN LABORATORY and leader on the national market in the fight against this pathology, are organizing an awareness day at the Ardis shopping center.

To celebrate World Osteoporosis Day on October 20, 2018, Les Laboratoires FRATER-RAZES, a 100% ALGERIAN LABORATORY and leader on the national market in the fight against this pathology, are organizing an awareness day at the Ardis shopping center.

On this occasion, Les Laboratoires FRATER-RAZES will meet women and men in order to make them aware of risk factors, and provide them with all the information on the precautions to be taken (healthy lifestyle) and the treatments that FRATER-RAZES recommend.

In addition, diagnoses and consultations will be carried out for visitors by teams of qualified doctors.

What is Osteoporosis?

This insidious, pernicious and silent disease most often affects the fairer sex by weakening the bones, which has devastating consequences on the organism.

Osteoporosis is characterized by a loss of bone strength that predisposes to fractures. In most cases, the bones weaken due to a lack of calcium, phosphorus and other minerals. The bones become more porous and more likely to fracture in a trivial fall which would normally have been of no consequence.

Most of the time, osteoporosis affects people aged 65 and over, but it can happen sooner. The bones of the hip, wrists and spine are the most likely to suffer a fracture due to this disease.

When osteoporosis is diagnosed and treated, it is possible to stabilize or improve the condition of the bones to the point of substantially reducing the risks.

Not all people have the same bone “capital”. 3/4 of it is determined by inheritance. Good lifestyle habits help preserve this capital and make it grow by:

  • Exercising physical activity,
  • Consuming calcium associated with vitamin D or supplemented with calcium also associated with vitamin D.

The peak of bone mass is reached around the age of 20. This generally lasts until 40 years. Thereafter, bone mass tends to decline by 1 to 2% per year. During the 10 years after the onset of menopause, bone loss accelerates by 2 to 3% per year, due to the decline in estrogen production. The loss then stabilizes at around 1% per year.

In the case of men, the loss is more gradual. From the age of 65, however, their risk of developing osteoporosis increases and they are more likely to experience fractures.

When trying to limit or prevent bone fractures, we essentially want to avoid the consequences: pain, loss of independence, reduced quality of life (especially for hip fractures), etc.

It should be noted that 20% of men who have had a hip fracture die within a year.

On this October 20, 2018, Les Laboratoires FRATER-RAZES are once again committed to make local health a reality, which, moreover, corroborates so well with their slogan “Our Knowledge Nourishes Your Health”.

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