Postmenopausal Osteoporosis

  • Patrícia Nunes MesquitaEmail author
  • Juliana Maria Coelho Maia
  • Francisco Bandeira


Osteoporosis is a osteoid-metabolic disorder that affects many people with high prevalence in postmenopausal women. It is a disease that has a great impact on quality of life, due to high risk of fractures and a public health problem by raising health costs, mainly because it is still undiagnosed and undertreated, despite the current recommendations to routinely investigate women over 65 years of modern therapeutic modalities. In this chapter we will review ways of diagnosing and treatining postmenopausal osteoporosis.


Bone Mineral Density Postmenopausal Woman Lumbar Spine Femoral Neck Vertebral Fracture 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Patrícia Nunes Mesquita
    • 1
    Email author
  • Juliana Maria Coelho Maia
    • 2
  • Francisco Bandeira
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of EndocrinologyAgamenon Magalhaes HospitalRecifeBrazil
  2. 2.Department of EndocrinologyAgamenon Magalhaes HospitalRecifeBrazil
  3. 3.Division of Endocrinology and DiabetesUniversity of Pernambuco Medical School, Agamenon Magalhães Hospital, State Department of Health/SUS/UPERecifeBrazil

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