A Shield Against the “Silent Killer”
  • August 7, 2023
  • DEXA Scans
  • Alysha Kaur

Recent media reports, including a significant feature by the Sunday Express in collaboration with the Royal Osteoporosis Society, have brought to light the pressing issue of osteoporosis.

Often dubbed the ‘silent killer’ in media narratives, osteoporosis remains a condition that silently affects millions, only making its presence felt when it’s often too late. But for residents of Yorkshire, there’s a beacon of hope amidst these alarming headlines.

Enter DexaStrong, your local solution in the heart of Leeds.

The Media’s “Silent Killer”

Osteoporosis, as portrayed by media outlets, affects an astounding 3.5 million people in the UK. Many of these cases remain undiagnosed until a fracture occurs.

The statistics shared by media are indeed alarming: half of women and a fifth of men over 50 will experience a fracture due to this ‘silent killer’. The gravity of the situation is further underscored by the fact that one in four individuals who sustain a hip fracture will pass away within a year.

While the media has done a commendable job raising awareness about osteoporosis, the emphasis on the ‘silent killer’ narrative can often leave readers feeling anxious and helpless.

Changing the Narrative

While the national media paints a concerning picture DexaStrong, is dedicated to offering a proactive approach to bone & muscle health.

Here’s how we are challenging the ‘silent killer’ narrative:

  1. Immediate Access: Bypass the long waiting times and uncertainty many face. At DexaStrong, we prioritise your health, offering immediate access to top-tier bone health services.
  2. Expertise at Your Doorstep: Our team is not only well-versed with the latest in osteoporosis research but also understands the media’s portrayal and its impact on individuals.
  3. Personalised Care: We believe in a tailored approach, ensuring that you’re not just another statistic but an individual with unique needs.
  4. Stay Ahead of the Curve: With the media spotlight on osteoporosis, now is the time to take proactive steps. Early detection and treatment are key, and DexaStrong is here to guide you every step of the way.

Celebrities can help Shine a Spotlight on the ‘Silent Killer’

The media’s portrayal of osteoporosis has been further amplified by celebrities who have bravely shared their personal experiences with the condition.

English TV presenter, Anthea Turner

English TV presenter, Anthea Turner, is diagnosed with osteopenia (Image: Getty)

Anthea Turner, a renowned 63-year-old English television presenter, recently brought the topic into mainstream media by revealing her diagnosis of osteopenia in her late 50s.

Despite leading a healthy lifestyle, Turner was considered high risk for osteoporosis of the spine and at risk of osteoporosis in her hips.

Her story underscores the unpredictable nature of the condition. “A lot of women in my age group stand in front of the mirror… But what we forget is that our bones are also ageing,” she remarked.

Turner’s proactive approach post-diagnosis – altering her diet, taking medication and supplements, and continuing to exercise – serves as an inspiration.

Her openness about her condition has not only raised awareness but also emphasized the importance of early detection and intervention.

At DexaStrong, we believe that taking a proactive approach to your bone health starts with awareness. We are incredibly grateful this topic is being brought to the forefront of conversations.

This journey starts by simply understanding your “T” Score. For more information, you can read our explanation on this, or simply contact a friendly member of our team.

Let’s change the narrative together and build a stronger, healthier future.


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