Menopause FAQs: Menopause Osteoporosis is some Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) about osteoporosis, risk, prevention and bone health.
What is osteoporosis?
Is osteoporosis the same as osteoarthritis?
In Osteoporosis and Arthritis: Two Common But Different Conditions – Arthritis the (United States National Institutes of Health) National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases’ NIH Osteoporosis and Related Bone Diseases National Resource Center explain:
Is osteoporosis common?
Is there an association between being female and the risk of developing osteoporosis?
- Of the estimated 10 million Americans with osteoporosis, about eight million or 80% are women
- Approximately one in two women over age 50 will break a bone because of osteoporosis
- A woman’s risk of breaking a hip is equal to her combined risk of breast, uterine and ovarian cancer”.
Is there an association between menopause and the risk of developing osteoporosis?
What other factors may increase the risk of osteoporosis?
In Health After Menopause: Bone Health & Osteoporosis the (Australian) Jean Hailes for Women’s Health also note:
What can we do to protect our bones?
- Get enough calcium and vitamin D and eat a well balanced diet
- Engage in regular exercise
- Eat foods that are good for bone health, such as fruits and vegetables
- Avoid smoking and limit alcohol to 2-3 drinks per day”.
Where may I find more Menopause FAQs?
In Menopause FAQs: Expert Answers To Frequently Asked Questions About Menopause you may find Menopause FAQS: Your Health After Menopause where the NAMS explain:
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