Globally, more than 200 million people have osteoporosis, and in the United States and Europe, 30% of postmenopausal women have this disease. Drops in estrogen levels after menopause can lead to bone loss, which increases the chance of developing osteoporosis. One study demonstrated that during the late perimenopause and early postmenopausal years, the annual rate of bone loss was approximately 1.8%-2.3% in the spine and 1.0%-1.4% at the hip.
Two key factors that influence a woman's chance of developing postmenopausal osteoporosis include her bone density before menopause and how fast bone is lost after menopause. Management of osteoporosis in postmenopausal women should include a variety of options, such as drug therapies, exercise programs, dietary considerations, and vitamin supplementation.
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