Update on bone health: the IMS White Paper
Osteoporosis and associated fractures present a major challenge in improving global health outcomes. Key clinical aspects are the definition of osteoporosis and associated fractures, fracture risk prediction, stratification of risk of fracture, intervention thresholds and the most appropriate intervention based on integration of aforementioned. Correct understanding and application of these concepts are essential to stem the increasing tide of fragility fractures associated with an aging population. The role of muscle strength and function, sarcopenia, and the newly emerging concept of osteosarcopenia in maintaining bone health are discussed in detail.
The International Menopause Society has commissioned two experts at the forefront of their specialty to define the state of the art in the understanding of this condition, to advise on practical management strategies and to propose future research strategies.
Translations of the White Paper are available free of charge to download below.
Patient Information Leaflet: Update on bone health
IMS has produced the Patient Information Leaflet to help women to better understand the condition and how it can be managed and treated.
To download and read the Patient Information Leaflet on Bone Health, click on the appropriate language below:
Awareness Raising Poster
This A4 poster is designed to make women think about and possibly seek help regarding the changes that are happening to them as they enter mid life.
The poster can be used in a physician’s waiting room or reception, in libraries, or during health awareness meetings for women. The poster can be used throughout the year to encourage women to seek help and advice from their health care professional. It is available in the following languages: