Why women are prone to bone diseases?
One in every two women over the age of 50 is at a high risk of getting fractures due to osteoporosis, points Dr Ashwani Maichand, Delhi’s leading orthopedist. But what really puts women in such a challenging situation as compared to men? There are three main reasons –
- Women have smaller bone structure than men
- Unlike men, the bones in a female’s body are thinner
- Menopause sharply decreases the production of estrogen, a hormone that gives strength to a woman’s bones