[Postmenopausal osteoporosis: pathophysiology and prevention].

@article{Birkhaeuser1991PostmenopausalOP,
  title={[Postmenopausal osteoporosis: pathophysiology and prevention].},
  author={Martin H. Birkhaeuser},
  journal={Schweizerische Rundschau fur Medizin Praxis = Revue suisse de medecine Praxis},
  year={1991},
  volume={80 16},
  pages={
          418-22
        }
}
Today, it is well known that postmenopausal or type I-osteoporosis can be prevented by an appropriately dosed hormonal substitution. An increased risk for this disease is found approximately in 25% of all women. Consequently, in this high-risk group, there is a clear indication for an oestrogen-progestin-prophylaxis. A high-risk for osteoporosis can be recognized by objective measurements such as bone densitometry or, in a less precise way, by risk factor assessment. The minimal effective… CONTINUE READING

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