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.