Walking event held to promote awareness of osteoporosis
Vimolrat Singnikorn

Her Royal Highness Princess Bajarakitiyabha presided over a walking event organized to promote awareness of the bone disease osteoporosis on September 8.
The walk, held at the Royal Cliff Beach Resort and with more than 500 taking part, was also held in honor of His Majesty the King’s 80th birthday and the 84th birthday of Her Royal Highness Princess Galyani Vadhana.
The Thai Osteoporosis Foundation under Her Royal Highness Princess Galyani’s sponsorship, and the Bone and Joint Decade Foundation (Thailand) organized the walk to make people more aware of bone and joint problems.
Amongst the governmental and private organizations offering their support were Chonburi Municipality, the Ministry of Public Health, the Run For Health Club, Freeland Food Foremost (Thailand) Public Co Ltd, and Tetra Pak (Thai) Co Ltd.
Osteoporosis is a disease of the bone in which the bone’s mineral density is reduced, its microarchitecture is disrupted, and the amount and variety of non-collagenous proteins is altered. Osteoporotic bones are more at risk of fracture, especially the vertebrae, wrist, hips and the humerus at the shoulder area.
The disease leads to pain, a decrease in height, and some people develop a hunched back. Many patients are not able to lead a normal daily life, and some finally pass away from the disease.
This disease is also called “Quiet Death” because the symptoms often progress for years without anything being visibly wrong.

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