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Dr. Al-Johani: More than Half of Saudi Females are Exposed to Osteoporosis after Menopause

2/15/2018 12:00 AM

Dr. Naji Al-Johani, Consultant of endocrine, diabetes and thyroid diseases in King Fahad Medical City, asserted that the percentage of women exposure to osteoporosis risks is much higher after menopause, due to estrogen deficiency which increases osteoclast numbers. Pointing out to the rising rate of osteoporosis in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia in the age of women over 50 years old to 44.5% of women and 33.2% of men. The rate of osteoporotic fractures jumped from 2.9/1000 in 1999 to 6/1000 in 2007.

The results that obtained by researchers from King Fahad Medical City, King Saud University and National Guard Hospital showed a study between August 2013 and September 2014 to assess the connection between the pre-infection signs in Saudi woman after menopause with and without osteoporosis, that 100 Saudi women after menopause not exposing to osteoporosis were between ages 8 and 55 years old, and 100 other sample who exposed to osteoporosis were between the ages 7 and 56 years old.

He said that "Postmenopausal osteoporosis is a critical metabolic bone disease which characterized by rapid bone loss and it occurs post menopause. Osteoporosis is a progressive bone disease and a global problem which affect 200 million people worldwide, and only 9 million new cases of fractures were reported in 2000. Americas and Europe accounted for 51% of these fractures, the rest were happened in South-East Asia and the Western of Pacific Region".

"Previous studies have shown that the prevalence of postmenopausal osteoporosis is between the ages of 50 to 79 years old, and it represents 57.5 % of Saudi women. Another study showed that 58% had low bone mineral density, 18% of them were affected by osteoporosis and 40% are exposed to osteoporosis". Dr. Al-Johani added.