Women on Osteoporosis Therapy May Need Screening X-Rays to detect early incomplete fractures of the upper leg.
Hip Fractures Increase in Women After Stopping Hormones A recent study published in November 2011 of Menopause has found that women who discontinue postmenopausal hormone replacement had a significant increase in hip fractures. The protective affect of hormone replacement therapy on bones is well document and the study showed that this protective effect disappeared within…Read the Rest of Article
Height loss is a natural part of aging—some people start shrinking slightly as early as 30. Losing too much height too rapidly, however, can signal a high risk for hip fractures, spinal fractures and even heart disease, particularly in men, several recent studies have found.