Local people invited to osteoporosis information day


On Friday 26th October the falls and bone health service in Barnsley is inviting local people and NHS staff to an osteoporosis information day at Mount Vernon Hospital in Barnsley.

Osteoporosis is a disease causing bone to become fragile which can increase the likelihood of fractures (broken bones), which can lead to people experiencing pain and disability. It is a long term condition, however there are many things that people can do to improve their bone health and reduce their risk of a fracture.

The information day, which will run from 10.00am to 2.00pm in the Physiotherapy Neurological Outpatient Gym at Mount Vernon Hospital, will be an opportunity for people to find out more about the condition and what they can do or help others to do, in order to reduce the risk of future fractures.

The information day is being run by South West Yorkshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust’s falls and bone health service, in partnership with the National Osteoporosis Society.

Jan Kitchen, falls co-ordinator at the Trust said, “People of all ages can play a role in protecting their bones by staying fit and maintaining a healthy lifestyle.

“Osteoporosis represents a major health problem in the UK with figures suggesting that 1 in 2 women and 1 in 5 men will suffer a fracture after the age of 50, as a result of poor bone health.”

During the information day representatives from the National Osteoporosis Society and staff from the falls and bone health service will be providing information and resources on the condition. Dr Pravin Jha, local expert and lead consultant physician in the service, will also be available from 12 noon to 1pm to answer people’s questions and offer advice on assessment, medication and lifestyle management.

To find out more about the information day contact the falls and bone health service on 01226 433382

Local people invited to osteoporosis information day

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