Osteoporosis & Bone Disorders
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While bone loss is part of the normal aging process, there are many diseases, medications and conditions that can decrease bone density.
Men and women of all ages can suffer from skeletal disorders. The most common include osteoporosis, osteopenia, osteomalacia, vitamin D deficiency and parathyroid disorders.
Osteoporosis is a disease that thins and weakens your bones, making them fragile and more likely to break. It is sometimes called a "silent disease" because it can develop gradually over many years without causing any symptoms.
Over half of women age 50 years and older have low bone mass due to reduced estrogen after menopause. Estrogen plays an important role in helping to prevent bone loss.
Woman's offer several programs to aid in the prevention of osteoporosis: