Experts in Saudi Arabia Urge Action as Fragility Fractures Projected to Rise

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09/27/2023

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Experts in Saudi Arabia urge action as fragility fractures projected to rise

Experts in Saudi Arabia urge action as fragility fractures projected to rise

Experts in Saudi Arabia urge action as fragility fractures projected to rise

According to a recent report, experts in Saudi Arabia are urging action as fragility fractures are projected to rise in the country. Fragility fractures are a common consequence of osteoporosis, a condition that weakens bones and makes them more susceptible to fractures.

The report states that the prevalence of osteoporosis in Saudi Arabia is high, with an estimated 50% of women and 20% of men over the age of 50 affected by the condition. This puts them at a higher risk of fragility fractures, which can have serious consequences for their health and quality of life.

Experts are calling for increased awareness and education about osteoporosis and fragility fractures, as well as better screening and treatment options for those at risk. They also emphasize the importance of a healthy lifestyle, including regular exercise and a balanced diet, in preventing osteoporosis and reducing the risk of fractures.

“We need to take action now to address this growing problem,” said Dr. Ahmed Al-Shehri, a consultant endocrinologist and member of the Saudi Osteoporosis Society. “By raising awareness and providing better care and support for those at risk, we can help prevent fragility fractures and improve the health and well-being of our population.”

Overall, the report highlights the need for a comprehensive approach to addressing osteoporosis and fragility fractures in Saudi Arabia, including increased awareness, better screening and treatment options, and a focus on healthy lifestyle habits.


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