Other Health Issues

Osteoporosis is the term used to describe bones that are weak and susceptible to fracture. It is a very common condition that will affect one in three women in her lifetime as well as one in eight men. It is thought that women are more at risk because their bones tend to be lighter and less dense and because their bodies experience hormonal changes after menopause that appear to accelerate the loss of bone mass. In men, osteoporosis is uncommon until after the age of 70.

Bone biology

The natural history of bone

Risk factors

Diagnosing osteoporosis

The consequences of fractures

Treatment of osteopenia / osteoporosis in women

Prescription medication

Monitoring treatment

What is the length of the course of treatment?

Treatment of osteopenia / osteoporosis in men