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    What is the average age of onset for osteoporosis?

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    Dr Ryan Hislop

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    Ryan Hislop is the Clinical Director at the Mudgee Chiropractic Health and Wellness Centre. As an experienced and evidence-based diagnostician, Ryan works largely by medical … View Profile

    There is no exact age that osteoporosis begins as there are multiple cofactors that can bring on an early onset of osteoporosis. This gives general types of osteoporosis its 3 types.

    primary type 1: usually presents in women after menopause
    primary type 2: usually occurs in a ratio of 2:1 female:male in ages 75 and above
    secondary: arises at any age and affects men and women equally.

    Osteoporosis affects 55% of people aged 50 and above, in which 80% of these people are women.

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