Osteoporosis disproportionately affects biological women, particularly those of menopausal age. Of the 10 million people age 50 and older in the United States who have osteoporosis, about 80 percent are women, according to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion.

Osteoporosis, which means "porous bones," occurs when bone mineral density and bone mass decrease, making bones weak, brittle and more susceptible to fractures. It is known as a "silent" disease because it's often asymptomatic in the early stages.

"Often, the first symptom is a broken bone," said Alyssa Dweck, M.S., M.D., a Westchester County, New York-based OB-GYN and chief medical officer at Bonafide, which creates women's health products.

Other symptoms can include back pain, often resulting from a collapsed or fractured vertebra, stooped posture and gradual