The Importance of Osteoporosis Awareness
There are many factors that cause Osteoporosis– a poor diet, lack of exercise, smoking, alcohol, being over the age of 50, not getting enough vitamin D and Calcium being some of the causes. Osteoporosis however affects women more than men due to two main causes: 1.- Women tend to be smaller than men, having smaller bone structures; and 2.- Estrogen production, which makes our bones stronger, diminishes in women going through menopause. As a matter of fact, it is estimated that women will lose 20% of their bone mass 5 to 7 years after going through menopause. That’s why osteoporosis awareness, knowing the indications and risks is important to a women’s health.
Osteoporosis is a serious illness yet simple and healthy habits can change our risks for this silent illness. Take preventive measures and talk to your doctor bout the best ways to prevent it!
About the Doris A. Howell Foundation:
The Doris A. Howell Foundation for Women’s Health Research is committed to keeping the women we love healthy, advancing women’s health through research and educating women to be catalysts for improving family health in the community.
The organization does so by funding scholarships to scientists researching issues affecting women’s health; providing a forum for medical experts, scientists, doctors, researchers, and authors to convey the timely information on topics relevant to women’s health and the health. of their families through its Lecture and Evening Series, and by funding research initiatives that will create women’s health awareness and advocacy in the community.