Osteoporosis affects more women than men in general.
Women are more prone to the condition after their menopause. Postmenopausal Osteoporosis is something that most women are concerned about. The rate at which bone regeneration takes place slows down with age. The rate of regeneration decreases even more after a women goes through menopause. Therefore, women are more susceptible to osteoporosis after menopause. Low estrogen levels are known to cause osteoporosis. Therefore even women who have not undergone menopause but still have low estrogen levels need to take extra precautions as well.
Although osteoporosis does not directly affect an individualâ€™s health, the fractures that it might give rise to can cause a lot of hardships for people. Since fractures are more difficult to heal with age, it becomes all the more difficult when it happens due to Postmenopausal Osteoporosis. Women who have passed through their menopause need to take extra care of their bodies and see to it that they do not have any kind of accident or fall. They need to redesign their living space in such a way that there are no objects that might make them slip or trip over. Loose carpet edges, loose threads in the carpet, objects lying on the floor and various other potential hazards need to be carefully identified and removed.
Since the bones are more prone to breaking in the case of Postmenopausal Osteoporosis, women need to prevent any kind of occurrence that would put sudden pressure on their bones. Lifting heavy objects, bending or tripping over and doing some other activity that can put strain on the bones should always be avoided. For women whose bones are too weak due to osteoporosis, even a sneeze can sometimes snap their bones. Therefore, utmost care needs to be taken in order to prevent their bones from breaking due to any kind of strenuous activity.
Women past their menopause can also strengthen their bones and muscles by doing appropriate exercises recommended by their physician. Starting an exercise regimen without first consulting their doctor should be avoided at all costs. Since their bones could be fragile, exercise could sometimes cause more damage than good when done without expert guidance.