Osteoporosis is more common than many women realize. In fact, at least 1 in 3 women will suffer a broken bone from osteoporosis during her lifetime. The good news is that getting enough calcium and vitamin D early on is one way you can help reduce your risk of fractures due to osteoporosis. Talk to your Shoppers Drug Mart Pharmacist to find out if you’re getting the recommended amounts. Plus, be sure to visit osteoporosis.ca to learn more about keeping your bones healthy and to connect with these helpful tools:
- Calcium Calculator – it will estimate your daily intake so you can make decisions on how best to meet your goals.
- The FRAX® Tool – this widely used fracture risk assessment system from the World Health Organization (WHO) will calculate your 10-year risk of hip fracture and your 10-year risk of a major fracture due to osteoporosis (spine, forearm, hip or shoulder fracture).
Shoppers LOVE. YOU. is proud to support a 3-year partnership with Osteoporosis Canada aimed at building awareness on how to reduce your risk of osteoporosis and the broken bones it can cause. It supports education for Shoppers Drug Mart Pharmacists on how to help women slow the progression of this bone disease through vitamin supplementation, lifestyle changes and medication.
Established in 1982, Osteoporosis Canada was the first national organization for osteoporosis in the world and is the only national charitable organization dedicated to serving Canadians who have, or are at risk of, osteoporosis and osteoporosis related fractures. Osteoporosis Canada is committed to providing the highest quality services, education and research to help Canadians achieve the best bone health possible.