BetterHealthForWomen.com is dedicated to helping women educate themselves around important health issues. We would like to share this osteoporosis guide created specifically for women. We’ve put together this ebook to help women of all ages understand the various aspects of osteoporosis management, including preventative measures, diagnosis and treatment options. Osteoporosis can also affect men, but is more common in women. It is a real condition that seriously affects women’s health and quality of life. Many women think they don’t need to worry about frail bones until they get older; however, it’s important for women of all ages to understand the importance of keeping their bones strong. Millions of women are at risk for osteoporosis or currently suffer from symptoms. Some women experience fractures that could have been prevented if they had preventative care or treatment.
Osteoporosis statistics in the USA:
Osteoporosis is a disease 4 times more common in women than in men. It can affect anyone at any age. In the United States, 44 million Americans are affected by osteoporosis at any time. Approximately 34 million more people who were tested to have low bone mass density are found to be at a greater risk of acquiring osteoporosis.
The National Osteoporosis Foundation reports that in 2002, between $12.2 billion and $17.9 billion was spent in the US on hospitals and nursing homes for people with osteoporosis related fractures. In 2005, osteoporosis was responsible for an estimated two million fractures and $19 billion in costs. By 2025, experts predict that osteoporosis will be responsible for approximately three million fractures and $25.3 billion in costs each year.
Estimates suggest about half of all women older than 50 will experience a fracture as a result of osteoporosis. With a higher percentage of the population aging, this has enormous implications for our healthcare system.
For more information about Osteoporosis and how it could affect you, download our Ebook- Better Health Better Bones.