Thiruvananthapuram, Oct 20: To mark World Osteoporosis Day (WOD), HLL Lifecare Limited (HLL)’s Hindlabs Speciality Clinic will conduct a free health camp to detect the bone-weakness ailment on October 23, Sunday at Hindlabs Clinic near Thiruvananthapuram Medical College.
The camp that will function from 9 am to 2 pm will offer consultation, X-ray and Bone Mineral Densitometry (BMD) test free of cost.
The registration is open to 100 persons on first come first basis.
“Osteoporosis is not an unavoidable threat. However for some, lifestyle measures alone will not be enough to help prevent osteoporosis and fractures,” said HLL Chairman and Managing Director Shri R P Khandelwal.
Shri Khandelwal also stressed the importance of people recognising their personal risk factors for osteoporosis and talking to their doctors to seek early diagnosis and appropriate pharmaceutical treatment if required.
“Anyone at high risk must take advantage of all available measures to significantly reduce the likelihood of future debilitating fractures,” he added.
Last year’s WOD campaign highlighted lifestyle factors such as good nutrition and regular weight-bearing exercise as important ways to protect bone and muscle health at all ages.
According to new data from the International Osteoporosis Foundation, over 200 million people worldwide are affected by osteoporosis and aproximately one in three women and one in five men over the age of 50 will break a bone due to the ailment, in which bone strength decreases. Hip fractures can cause the greatest morbidity with reported mortality rates up to 20-24% in the first year after a hip fracture. Apparently, urbanisation and ageing populations are driving rapid increases in the osteoporosis disease burden.
The Hindlabs camp is aimed at helping in detecting and fighting the ‘silent’ disease. People interested in registering for the camp can contact 9400027969 or 9400027972.
Hindlabs Clinic timings in general are: General Medicine from Mondays to Saturdays from 9.30 am to 10.30 am and from 1 pm to 4pm; Diabetology from Mondays to Fridays from 10 am to 12 pm; Gastroentology on Mondays, Wednesdays and Saturdays from 9.30 am to 1 pm; ENT on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 4 pm to 6 pm; Orthopaedics on Mondays, Tuesdays and Fridays from 4pm to 6 pm; Paediatrics on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays from 10 am to 12.30 pm; Pulmonary Medicine on Mondays from 1.30 pm to 3.30 pm and 5pm to 7pm ; Cardiology on Tuesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays and Sundays from 5pm to 8 pm and from 9.30 am to 12.30 pm on Sundays.
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