Under the patronage of Prof. Dr. Mahmoud El-Metini, President of Ain Shams University, Prof. Dr. Hesham Tamraz, Vice President for Community Service and Environmental Development, and Prof. Dr. Mohamed Safi, Dean of the Faculty of Law, the Community Service and Environmental Development Sector at Ain Shams University, in cooperation with the Faculty of Law, is organizing an awareness campaign on osteoporosis Under the title " Don’t be Break or Refract", on Monday, June 27, from 9-12 pm, at the Faculty of Law.
The rate of osteoporosis will be measured for all those who attend the awareness campaign through a specialized device from Amgen, under the supervision of Prof. Dr. Mona Al-Sibai, Head of the Department of Physical Medicine, Rehabilitation and Rheumatology at the University’s College of Medicine.
The campaign was coordinated by Prof. Gehan Ragab, Advisor to the Vice President for Community Service and Environmental Development, and Prof. Dr. Yassin El-Shazly, Vice Dean of the Faculty of Law for Community Service and Environmental Development, under the supervision of Mr. Suhail Hamza, Assistant Secretary of the University for Community Service and Environmental Development.
Osteoporosis or osteoporosis is a rheumatic disease caused by a decrease in bone density or thinning in the skeleton, which causes severe pain and makes a person more susceptible to fractures.
The campaign aims to identify the causes of this disease and ways to prevent it. It is necessary to know the role of metabolism in the body, how to regulate calcium, hormones, and vitamins, and the formation of the skeleton that protects the body.
This structure is also considered a storehouse of calcium, which has a vital function in cell activity, heart functions and communication between nerves, and this requires its presence in a sufficient proportion in the blood for this functional purpose because the skeleton loses mass at a rate of 0.3% in men and 0.5% in women annually, and this loss occurs in the mid-twenties and the rate increases over the age of forty. As the rate of loss increases to 2-3% annually, the bones become brittle and fragile, which exposes them to fracture easily.