Postmenopausal osteoporosis

Osteoporosis affects men, women, and even children. However, it is most common in women over 65, who have been through the menopause.

  • Women: The female hormone oestrogen is essential to bone health. However, women experience a decrease in oestrogen after menopause. This impacts bone health and puts women, particularly those over 65 more at risk of developing osteoporosis
  • Some women are at even greater risk if they have had early menopause or hysterectomy (before the age of 45) or have not had a period for more than three months (excluding pregnancy)



Medications are available for those with osteoporosis and aid the strengthening of bones.
Menopausal hormone therapy (MHT): Also known as hormone replacement therapy (HRT), these medications contain oestrogen and are usually prescribed for women going through menopause. Available under several brand names, MHT and HRT help maintain bone density and reduce breaks.