On World Osteoporosis Day, Wednesday 20 October 2021, the Royal Osteoporosis Society (ROS) is publishing the biggest study for many years into life with the overlooked health condition.
The findings provide a new insight into how life has changed since 2014 for the 3.5m people living with osteoporosis (weak bones).
The research also shows steep drops in confidence about how to manage the condition.
Every minute in the UK someone suffers a broken bone (a fracture) due to osteoporosis but two thirds of people who are at high risk of fractures are missing out on the healthcare they need. Broken bones caused by osteoporosis can be painful, impact on daily life and work, reduce independence, and sometimes lead to life-changing disability.
The Royal Osteoporosis Society is the UK’s only national charity dedicated to bone health and osteoporosis, working to improve the bone health of the nation and support everyone with osteoporosis to live well through our support services and advice.
They influence and shape policy and practice at every level through our work with healthcare professionals and policy-makers, whilst driving research and development of new treatments and working towards a future without osteoporosis.