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Nurses share Osteoporosis advice with WI

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Osteoporosis Team
Karen Lemmon and Julie Cooper

Osteoporosis prevention was the top topic at a presentation at Hollycroft WI by specialist nurses at George Eliot Hospital.

Hollycroft WI branch member Julie Cooper who is lead nurse for Osteoporosis at the hospital gave a welcomed presentation to over 40 WI members with colleague and Dexa technician Karen Lemmon, at this popular group based in Hinckley.

The pair shared valuable information about this condition which affects over three million people in the UK. Their practical session focussed on the importance of healthier lifestyle choices to support good bone health. 

More than 500,000 people nationally receive hospital treatment for fragility fractures (fractures that occur from standing height or less) every year as a result of osteoporosis.

Osteoporosis is a condition that weakens bones, making them fragile and more likely to break. It develops slowly over several years and is often only diagnosed when a minor fall or sudden impact causes a bone fracture. The most common injuries in people with osteoporosis are wrist fractures, hip fractures and fractures of the spinal bones (vertebrae).  However, they can also occur in other bones, such as in the arm or pelvis.

Osteoporosis Lead nurse, Julie Cooper said: “We would like to thank the WI for letting us share information about this condition.

“We have other talks planned including a Tea and Chat on 7th June at St Nicholas Church Hall, Nuneaton.”

Further information about Osteoporosis can be found on NHS Choices or visit the National Osteoporosis Society website where there is a wide range of valuable leaflets and advice www.nos.org.uk

Anyone wanting to know more about the work of the WI can visit www.thewi.org.uk

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