Menopause affects bone health, raising the risk of osteoporosis and fractures. Don’t let bone loss sneak up on you!
October 20th is World Osteoporosis Day. What is osteoporosis- let’s break this down! (wink wink) Osteoporosis (porous bones) is a progressive condition where your bones become weak and more likely to break or fracture. Sadly, there are often no warning signs to help early detection of low bone density. Menopause is the most common cause
There’s a controversy brewing over your bones. In 2013, the United States Preventive Services Task Force recommended that postmenopausal women refrain from taking supplemental calcium and vitamin D, saying little evidence exists that these supplements prevent fractures in healthy women. “There is a tremendous amount of confusion among not only you, but your health care
We’re shorter than we used to be—and it’s not just because we might not be wearing those skyscraper-heels anymore. No, we are actually shrinking. Starting at about age 40, people typically lose about half an inch each decade, according to Harvard Medical School. As we age, our spine loses bone density and the gel-like disks
The days of pass/fail, all-nighters and cramming for tests may be over, but there are certain tests — the medical kind — that we haven’t outgrown. In fact, for women in perimenopause and menopause, these tests could mean the difference between life and death. Please note: This is not intended to be medical advice. Consult