Why are more women affected with bone loss then men?

  • Women tend to have smaller bones then men.
  • Women go through the menopause.
  • If a woman’s period starts later then age 15, they are at a higher risk for bone loss as their sex hormones are not regular.
  • If a woman has endometriosis, their sex hormones are not regular and they are at a higher risk of developing osteoporosis.
  • If a woman is on the contraceptive Depo Provera this has been proven to cause bone loss.
  • If a woman has a hysterectomy they are at a higher risk of bone loss.
  • Some women lose up to 30% of the overall bone in their body when they go through the menopause.

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