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Why does osteoporosis happen more often in women?

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Dr. David Sneid
Internal Medicine - Endocrinology
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In brief: Several causes

Women generally have lower peak bone mass than men.
At menopause (which men usually don't experience) the fall in estrogen levels leads to accelerated bone loss. They start at a lower level and lose faster -> more osteoporosis.

In brief: Several causes

Women generally have lower peak bone mass than men.
At menopause (which men usually don't experience) the fall in estrogen levels leads to accelerated bone loss. They start at a lower level and lose faster -> more osteoporosis.
Dr. David Sneid
Dr. David Sneid
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In brief: Estrogen level chang

Hormone changes estrogen decreases and women loss bone mass.

In brief: Estrogen level chang

Hormone changes estrogen decreases and women loss bone mass.
Dr. Marshall Solomon
Dr. Marshall Solomon
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Dr. Joel McClurg
Orthopedic Surgery

In brief: Menopausal bone loss

The biggest change in bone density between men and women occurs in the years immediately after menopause.
The combination of a lower peak bone mass, accelerated bone loss after menopause, and longer life span means more women are diagnosed with osteoporosis than men.

In brief: Menopausal bone loss

The biggest change in bone density between men and women occurs in the years immediately after menopause.
The combination of a lower peak bone mass, accelerated bone loss after menopause, and longer life span means more women are diagnosed with osteoporosis than men.
Dr. Joel McClurg
Dr. Joel McClurg
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