What is postmenopausal osteoporosis?

When estrogen levels drop, the bone cells do not reproduce at the same rate. As a result, a person’s bones lose cells faster than they can make new ones, causing low bone density. Photo: Pexels

(Medical News Today) –– Osteoporosis is a condition that makes the bones weak and fragile, increasing a person’s risk of fractures. Menstruating individuals have a higher risk of developing osteoporosis after menopause.

When a person reaches menopause — which causes menstruation to slow and eventually stop — their levels of the hormones estrogen and progesterone decrease. These hormones influence bone health, and lower quantities can lead to lower bone density.

Reduced bone density can cause osteoporosis, which is particularly common in postmenopausal individuals.

Keep reading to learn more about postmenopausal osteoporosis, including its symptoms, the treatment options, and more. (…)