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”.
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”.
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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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