During menopause, a drop in estrogen causes loss of bone mass. Osteoporosis happens when the body loses too much bone mass and your bones become weak and brittle.
Talk to your doctor about your risk factors, including:
– Family history
– Prolonged medications
– Early onset menopause
But the best treatment for osteoporosis is actually PREVENTION!
– Good nutrition and exercise can help!
– Make sure you’re getting plenty of calcium and vitamin D.
– Incorporate moderate impact activities (jogging, stair climbing, etc.) and strength training into your exercise plan.
Make an appointment with one of our providers today to discuss your risk factors and put a prevention plan in place!
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