12:00 27 Feb
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Osteoporosis – the common silent disease

27 Feb. 2020, 12:00 - 13:00
Skellefteå, The Great Northern
Published: 6 February 2020

Osteoporosis is one of our most common folk diseases. At the age of 70, one third of all women and one tenth of men are osteoporosis, and the disease causes 8.9 million fractures in the world every year. Despite this, no preventive checks are made to detect osteoporosis in time.

Osteoporosis greatly affects everyday life, but is not visible on the outside. It makes the disease feel even more difficult for the affected person. Previous research has shown that healthcare approaches women and men differently in terms of the care, nursing and treatment they receive. Few studies have focused on how women living with osteoporosis manage their lives to maintain an everyday life that they themselves desire. Therefore, Carina Nilsson and Birgitta Lindberg, researcher at Luleå University of Technology, have focused on just this in her study which you will hear more about. During the lecture, Siv Ögren from the Osteoporosis Association in Norrbotten talks about what it is like to live with the disease and Johannes Norberg, doctor in the Region of Västerbotten, talks about the medical aspect of osteoporosis.

The lecture is open to the public and you do not have to sign up in advance. Lunch and coffee is for sale.