Speaker Meeting - Fiona Cooper

Thu, Oct 10th 2019 at 7:00 am - 9:00 am


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10 October 2019Osteoporosis - Fiona Cooper -The Royal Osteoporosis Society, Development Manager.


Fiona is obviously passionate about her subject and started her talk by saying that the Society started out as the National Osteoporosis Society in 1986.  It then changed to its current title, gaining royal status, when it was championed by Camilla Parker-Bowles, as she then was.  Camilla became involved following the diagnosis of her mother with the disease.


Fiona gave us a detailed description of this debilitating disease.  Great emphasis was laid on preventative measures we can all take from diet to our general well-being in the form of daily weight bearing and muscle strengthening exercises.  It is a sad fact that today many children/teenagers spend far too much time on social media and the like and not enough time outside in the sunshine replenishing their Vitamin D supplies.


Following diagnosis of the diseasethere are a range of drug treatments available -and all are effective at reducing fracture risk

It is fairly common knowledge that our skin undergoes a complete rejuvenation however it was a great surprise to many present that our entire skeletal system also undergoes an eight to nine year complete regeneration. One puts on bone mass until mid 2o’s, then plateaus up to 40, then comes the age related dip, but there is a misconception that Osteoporosis is a female problem.


This Charity is fortunate to have Fiona Cooper in their team.  She asked us to make sure our families and friends are made aware of the preventative measures to take to avoid becoming crippled with this disease in later life.


Further details about the condition and to access support please visit theros.org.uk                    CC

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