KUWAIT, Oct 19: Proportion of osteoporosis among women in Kuwait is very high by international standards; estimated at 35 percent of the female citizens, revealed a Kuwaiti specialist.
Speaking to KUNA on the World Osteoporosis Day, falling tomorrow October 20, Dr. Nadia Al-Ali, the head of the endocrine ward at the Amiri Hospital and Chair of the Kuwait Osteoporosis Society, affirmed that proportion of the osteoporosis cases among the Kuwaiti women is one the highest on global scale.
Up to 35 of the female nationals aged above 50 suffer from the disease and recurrent fractures while proportion among the men stands at 20 percent, Dr. Al-Ali said.
This condition is generally serious because the rupture happens on a large scale in the hips and thighs, she said, adding that the fractures may cause severe pain and lifelong impairment.
There are some 200 million osteoporosis patients worldwide. The illness is a main cause for breaking bones of some 8.9 million people per year.
Moreover, one woman of each three suffers from the ailment. Likewise, one man per five. It is called the “silent disease” because many people have not been diagnosed or gotten remedy.
The Kuwaiti society, due to spread of the coronavirus, will launch an enlightenment campaign via the social media this year. (KUNA) —