Women and osteoporosis

Dr. Jose Soza

Women are more affected by osteoporosis than men, says Doctor Jose Soza, Family medicine specialist at Baptist Health Primary Care. Also Hispanics are a high risk group in terms of body weight, especially if they exceed the average of 128 pounds.

The Doctor explains women are more affected by osteoporosis, since it is related to hormones after menopause, because there is less estrogen and progesterone leading to restructuring of the bone and demineralization of bone loss.

According to the specialist, males may also experience osteoporosis as well. Patients with chronic conditions like rheumatoid, arthritis or also patients on chronic steroids use or prednisone, too.

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