Osteoporosis and Bone Health
Women are more likely than men to develop osteoporosis for a variety of causes, including: Compared to men, women typically have thinner, smaller bones. When a woman reaches menopause, her levels of oestrogen, a hormone that protects bones, drop dramatically, which can result in bone loss. Untreated osteoporosis increases the risk of serious bone breaks (fractures), particularly in the hip and spine. In her lifetime, one in three women is likely to experience an osteoporotic fracture. Hip fractures may necessitate surgery and result in severe pain and disability.
- Track 1-1 Primary Osteoporosis
- Track 2-2 Secondary Osteoporosis
- Track 3-3 Osteogenesis Imperfecta
- Track 4-4 Idiopathic Juvenile Osteoporosis