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Furthermore, according to the survey, 96 per cent of postmenopausal women who have not yet been diagnosed with osteoporosis and who suffered a fragility fracture were not told by their health care provider it could be linked to osteoporosis.
Fragility fractures are those thought likely to result from low bone density.
5 or those with fragility fracture (strong recommendation with high-quality evidence).
Women had a five-fold higher risk for an initial fragility fracture compared to men, and yet the relative risk for a subsequent fragility fracture within three years of the first fracture was slightly lower for women compared to men.
Some studies have even shown that a higher body mass poses a significant risk factor for fragility fracture, especially for those occurring at sites other than hip [11-14].
Many diseases predispose people to lose bone mass and/or suffer fragility fractures, including autoimmune, digestive and gastrointestinal, endocrine and hormonal, hematological, neurological, mental illness, cancer and AIDS/HIV.
The guidelines go on offer advice on care for HIV-positive people at risk for fragility fracture, including antiretroviral management, bisphosphonate use, and vitamin D and calcium supplementation.
Given the fact that osteoporosis is mainly asymptomatic prior to the first bone fracture, there is an imperative need to cross-sectionally determine BMD and to longitudinally evaluate the trend and pace of BMD loss in the Romanian cohort, in order to determine the right timing for any interventions deemed necessary to slow down the progression of bone impairment or to prevent future complications such as fragility fractures.
SSRI/SNRI use was associated with an increased risk of fragility fracture (hazard ratio [HR], 1.
Walid Awwad of King Khaled University warned against underestimating risks and health hazards of osteoporosis and said: "The majority of fragility fracture patients are neither assessed nor treated by their health care system, hence there is a failure to 'Capture the fracture' and reduce the associated risks.
5 standard deviations or more below the mean peak bone mass (average of young, healthy adults) as measured by dual-energy X-ray absorptiometry; the term "established osteoporosis" includes the presence of a fragility fracture.