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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