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Australian Bone Density Testing Centre


Menopause and Osteoporosis
Women can lose up to 20% of their bone mass in the first 5 - 7 years of menopause
Women are more likely than men to develop osteoporosis. This is because women generally have smaller, thinner bones, and because they lose bone tissue rapidly after menopause.

Menopause usually occurs between ages 45 and 55. This is due to the sharp decline in oestrogen production. Oestrogen is a hormone produced by the ovaries that has been shown to have a protective effect on bone. At this stage bone loss in women greatly exceeds that in men.

More information regarding Menopause and Osteoporosis can be found in our 'Don't Crumble' booklet available at no extra cost with each Bone Density Test.
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