From mid thirties, women begin to lose bone density. Osteopenia and osteoporosis refer to a loss of bone strength which makes bones more fragile and at high risk of fracture.
After age 60, 1 in 2 Australian women will have a fracture related to osteoporosis.
Your doctor can guide you on the importance of calcium and vitamin D supplementation, measures to prevent bone loss, maintain bone strength and prevent falls.
Screening of patients at higher risk of osteopenia and osteoporosis due to certain medical conditions and medications, is another important aspect of your women’s health consultation.