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20 Signs and Treatments for Osteoporosis

10. You are a Woman.

While osteoporosis cannot decipher your gender, there is a strong genetic link with females and osteoporosis. Numerous studies suggest that women are at much greater risk of developing osteoporosis than men, but men are still at risk. Women typically are smaller than men, shorter, leaner, and as a result have weaker bones as a result. While osteoporosis typically affects the older population, young women need to increase their calcium consumption at a young age (usually by age 25 years) in order to help prevent the condition later in life. All women should be regularly screened by their doctor for osteoporosis for best results.