I want to get right into what Osteoporosis is? It is a health risk linked directly to menopause. It is the lack of estrogen which causes the cells that build new bone to be less active than cells that remove old bone. Your bones are getting weaker and being torn down faster than they are being built up.
When there is an excessive amount of bone loss they are thinner and weaker. There are a few serious cautions with osteoporosis. Your risk are increased of a fracture and can lead to a loss of height and or a humped back. This disease comes on silently.There are NO warning signs . It USUALLY is not detected until a fracture is suffered.
Here is some more added information about osteoporosis and menopause. It moves quickly with up to 20% of expected lifetime bone loss occurring within the first 5 to 7 years after menopause. Plus it is also very common. 51 million American women over the age of 45 are at risk for osteoporosis.
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Data Source: ClevelandClinic.org