Quick Facts: 10 Facts About Osteoporosis in Women

Reviewed by Ivy Alexander, Ph.D. Osteoporosis is a disease caused by poor quality bone tissue that causes bones to become weak, thin and brittle. This increases the likelihood of fractures occurring. Although anyone can develop this disease, it is more common in women than men. About 80% of the estimated 10 million Americans with osteoporosis …

My Family’s History with Osteoporosis Changed My Medical Career Path

as said Nicole Audrey Spector During my college years, each visit to the house at Christmas brought an increasingly alarming discovery: My grandmother was getting smaller. I mean, really shrinking. we didn’t know you had osteoporosis. We just thought, “Grandma is getting old. She’s in her late 70’s. With age comes shrinkage.” After that menopause, …