How Wisconsin Women are Affected

  • ¬†8 million women suffer from osteoporosis in the United States, four times more than men.
  • Women can lose 20% of their bone density in the 5-7 years after menopause, making them more susceptible to osteoporosis.
  • Half of women will have an osteoporosis-related fracture in their lifetime.
  • White women aged 65 or older are twice as likely to develop osteoporosis as African American women.
  • Women with osteoporosis may experience anxiety, symptoms of depression, and reduced self-esteem.
  • ¬†Physical activity can improve balance as well as mental health of those suffering from osteoporosis.