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Link Between Menopause and Osteoporosis

  By posted Sep 5th 2011
Healthy Living

Osteoporosis is a 'silent' condition that affects more women, than men, all over the world in large numbers leading to weak bones, causing easy fractures. Further, women lose up to 10% bone density during the first 5 years of hitting menopause. Alarmingly, this bone loss occurs with no prior warning signs. Therefore, is there a link between menopause and the onset of osteoporosis in women? Dr. Raju Vaishya, Senior Consultant Orthopedics & Joint Replacement Surgeon at Apollo Hospitals, New Delhi helps us understand how menopause affects osteoporosis and what we can do to prevent it. (Images courtesy: © Thinkstock photos/ Getty Images)

 

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