Posted on March 17 2015

Menopause, bone loss, and periodontal disease

It has been shown that postmenopausal women are more susceptible to bone fractures. (1) Other risk factors include age, ethnicity, gender, family history, previous fractures, menopause, hysterectomy, long-term glucocorticoid therapy, rheumatoid arthritis, and primary or secondary hypogonadism in men. We all lose bone as we age, and lack of estrogen after menopause is a critical risk factor in bone loss. This article will review some recent information about bone loss, and specifically, its relationship to periodontal disease. ” To view more on this article or other articles please click here.  Menopause, bone loss, and periodontal disease