Dr Taher Mahmud is a rheumatologist from London who has the ambitious plan of eradicating the bone weakening disease osteoporosis by 2040. Osteoporosis is a common disease, particularly for women around the time of the menopause, but with the right nutrition, exercise and hormone supplementation it is possible to prevent loss of bone tissue and even reverse osteoporosis if it has developed.
The experts discuss this worldwide preventable problem and some common misconceptions about bones. The discussion covers the challenges of current healthcare systems in getting accurate information about your bone health and the importance of raising awareness of how preventable osteoporosis is to all individuals.
Dr Mahmud’s tips:
- Take time for yourself, think about your body and your health and value it
- It is easy to diagnose osteoporosis and treat it, however…
- It is far better to learn about your bone health and do what you can to prevent osteoporosis
To learn more about your own risk of osteoporosis, visit http://www.sticksandstones.org.uk
Dr Mahmud is based at the London Osteoporosis Clinic, for more information visit http://www.londonosteoporosisclinic.com