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11:30 13 Nov
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Osteoporosis - the common silent disease

13 Nov. 2019, 11:30 - 12:30
Luleå, Vetenskapens hus
Published: 23 October 2019

Osteoporosis is one of our most common folk diseases. At age 70, one third of all women and one tenth of men are osteoporosis, and the disease causes 8.9 million fractures in the world each year. Despite this, no preventive checks are made to detect osteoporosis in time. Listen to Carina Nilsson and Birgitta Lindberg, researcher at Luleå University of Technology, and Siv Ögren from the Osteoporosis Association in Norrbotten when they talk about what it might be like to live with the disease.

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 health care 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 have focused on just this in her study which you will hear more about.