Free screenings at the Israelitic Hospital for World Osteoporosis Day
The Israelitic Hospital in Rome, on the occasion of World Osteoporosis Day, which takes place on Oct. 20, joins the sixth edition of the (H)Open Day promoted by Fondazione Onda, National Observatory on Women’s Health and Gender. The Jewish Hospital, which has already been awarded two Pink Stamps for its care and attention to the female gender, will dedicate Wednesday, Oct. 20, 2021, to women’s bone health with outpatient examinations, screening for osteoporosis and dissemination of information materials on the treatment and prevention of osteoporosis.
Osteoporosis is a disease that affects the entire skeleton
It is characterized by silent deterioration of bone architecture and reduction of mineral mass. This inevitably leads to bone fragility and an increased risk of fractures. The female gender is the most affected and in Europe it affects 30 percent of menopausal women.
Today, thanks to advances in technology, osteoporosis can be easily diagnosed through instrumental tests that measure bone mineral density and, most importantly, can be prevented.