Expert Video - Why are women at greater risk than men for osteoporosis?
Risa Kagan, MD, an expert on women's health from the University of California, San Francisco, explains the role of the hormone estrogen in maintaining bone health, bone density, and bone strength. She describes when bone loss begins, how quickly it can progress around the menopausal transition, and what the consequences may be of losing up to 20 percent of bone mass during this period. She also discusses how bone loss may develop in men and the role of aging.
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Animation - Understanding Osteoporosis
Slide Show - Understanding Osteoporosis
1. What is osteoporosis and what causes it?
2. What are the symptoms of osteoporosis?
3. What is the difference between osteopenia, osteoporosis and osteomalacia?
4. Who is most at risk for osteoporosis and why?
5. What can I do to prevent osteoporosis?
6. Why are women at greater risk than men for osteoporosis?
7. Should men worry about osteoporosis? What are the signs in men?
8. Can certain medications increase the risk of developing osteoporosis?
9. Is there a cure for osteoporosis?
10. Dr Tilli's story: How did you find out you had osteoporosis? How was it diagnosed?
11. Shelley's story: How did you find out you had osteoporosis? How was it diagnosed?