Osteoporosis - a silent bone disease
In recognition of the upcoming Mother's Day holiday, the national Osteoporosis Foundation of South Africa, NOFSA, has joined forces with the multinational biopharmaceutical company, Amgen, to educate women and their loved ones about the serious risks of untreated osteoporosis, a bone diseases. A screening event for osteoporosis is planned to take place at Sandton City, north of Johannesburg to help women determine if they are at risk of having the disease. Osteoporosis is often called a "silent" disease, because those afflicted can't see or feel their bone loss. As a result, many people don't know they have it until they break a bone. For more on this issue Jane Rabothata spoke to NOFSA Chief Executive Officer, Tereza Hough.