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Postmenopausal Osteoporosis

Fund Status

 

Open – We are accepting applications for new and renewal patients. If your application for assistance is approved you can begin receiving funding immediately.

Maximum Award Level

$500 per year

Eligibility Criteria

Patient must have Medicare insurance coverage and Medicare must cover the medication for which patient seeks assistance.
The medication must treat the disease directly.
Patient must reside and receive treatment in the United States.
Patient’s income must fall below 400% of the Federal Poverty Level.

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Apply Online (Click Here) or call 1-866-316-PANF (7263)

Information About the Disease

 

Postmenopausal osteoporosis is a form of osteoporosis which occurs in women after menopause. Osteoporosis occurs when the rate of bone resorption exceeds the rate of bone formation. In other words, the body is breaking down bone as it normally does, but it is not producing new bone. As a result, the bones become more porous, and more fragile. Osteoporosis greatly increases the risk of fractures, and it is harder to heal after a fracture when one has osteoporosis, presenting a double threat for people with this condition.

 

People develop postmenopausal osteoporosis because estrogen rates decline after menopause. Low estrogen levels cause the rate of resorption to increase, potentially causing osteoporosis. Postmenopausal osteoporosis may be identified during routine medical care, or in the wake of a fracture which does not heal properly.

 

For more information about Postmenopausal Osteoporosis please visit the National Osteoporosis Foundation website.