According to International Osteoporosis Foundation, worldwide, 1 in 3 women and 1 in 5 men over the age of 50 years will experience osteoporotic fractures in their lifetime1
Osteoporosis is associated with higher fracture risk. Bone loss related to declining estrogen levels increases fracture risk in postmenopausal women, who make up the majority of osteoporosis cases2
Osteoporosis-related fractures can increase pain, disability, nursing home placement, total health care costs and mortality
Due to osteoporosis, many patients may become bedridden, which can lead to serious complications
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- Osteoporosis: A Review of Treatment Option 2018 Feb; 43(2): 92–104.