Osteoporosis is so often a silent disease, as bone loss happens gradually over time and without any symptoms.
If you have a family history of osteoporosis, have celiac disease or are a post-menopausal woman, you may be at increased risk.
In Ireland, osteoporosis currently remains woefully unrecognised, and yet it is preventable and treatable. We now have a situation where one in two women will get osteoporosis, compared to one in nine for breast cancer, showing the prevalence of the condition.
Osteoporosis is not just a matter of brittle bones. It can kill. In fact, it is a bigger female killer than ovarian, cervical and uterine cancers combined. Yet, despite this, we have a national screening plan for breast cancer and nothing for osteoporosis.
Osteoporosis can be a symptomless, silent and life changing illness. Are you at risk? Do want to learn more about how to prevent and reverse osteoporosis from the experts?
Galway nutritionist Sorcha Molloy is teaming up with chartered physiotherapist Ruth Molloy to deliver a one-day workshop titled ‘Osteoporosis – how to prevent and treat it with exercise and nutrition’ - at the Harbour Hotel in Galway on Saturday, March 24, from 10am to 5pm. This course offers a wealth of knowledge and practical take home tips on prevention and treatment for those at risk of or who have been diagnosed with osteopenia and osteoporosis.
The workshop focuses on what to eat to achieve healthy bones and what to avoid. There is also nutritional testing, the principles of an osteoporosis exercise plan, education on what is correct and safe.
If you would like to talk to book a place on this course (€130 ), call now on (091 ) 726344 or visit www.glenvillenutrition.ie