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Postgraduate education
Published online: 2006-06-28
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Osteoporosis in women and men - similarities and differences

Elżbieta Skowrońska-Jóźwiak, Andrzej Lewiński
Endokrynologia Polska 2006;57(3):260-266.

open access

Vol 57, No 3 (2006)
Postgraduate education
Published online: 2006-06-28
Submitted: 2013-02-15

Abstract

Osteoporosis maintains a special position in today’s medicine, regarding both its growing incidence and its clinical and social consequences - fractures, leading to the loss of self-dependence, disabilities and higher mortality rates. It was thought for many years that osteoporosis affected mainly women after menopause. At present, it is known that the problem concerns men, as well. In the present review, similarities and differences between osteoporosis in either sex are discussed, concentrating on epidemiological and pathogenetic aspects, as well as on therapeutic differences.

Abstract

Osteoporosis maintains a special position in today’s medicine, regarding both its growing incidence and its clinical and social consequences - fractures, leading to the loss of self-dependence, disabilities and higher mortality rates. It was thought for many years that osteoporosis affected mainly women after menopause. At present, it is known that the problem concerns men, as well. In the present review, similarities and differences between osteoporosis in either sex are discussed, concentrating on epidemiological and pathogenetic aspects, as well as on therapeutic differences.
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Keywords

osteoporosis; men; women; fractures

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Title

Osteoporosis in women and men - similarities and differences

Journal

Endokrynologia Polska

Issue

Vol 57, No 3 (2006)

Pages

260-266

Published online

2006-06-28

Bibliographic record

Endokrynologia Polska 2006;57(3):260-266.

Keywords

osteoporosis
men
women
fractures

Authors

Elżbieta Skowrońska-Jóźwiak
Andrzej Lewiński

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