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It’s understood that osteoporosis and bone loss are common, natural parts of the aging process. Osteoporosis has specifically been linked with the body’s decrease in estrogen production after menopause. That means as you get older, and go through menopause, you need to be very careful about the risks of developing osteoporosis. It’s never too late to get enough calcium and vitamin D. Talk to your provider about starting a new exercise program that focuses on building stronger bones. Diet and exercise are the cornerstones to osteoporosis prevention and treatment. You should speak with your doctor about your own personal history, your family history and other risk factors for developing osteoporosis. Sometimes, your doctor might recommend certain hormone therapies to delay the onset of osteoporosis. Your doctor might also recommend certain medications to help increase bone mass as well as treat and prevent osteoporosis. Awareness is the first step to maintaining bone health. Although you can’t go back and erase any ill-advised decisions you might have made in your youth, as a mature woman you can make proactive and healthy decisions and lifestyle changes that will still have a great impact on your bone health and, thus, your quality of life.

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Introduction
Maintaining Healthy Bones
Calcium
Vitamin D
Exercise
Risks to Bone Health
Osteoporosis
Bone Health in Post-Menopausal Women