Postmenopausal Women and Osteoporosis

by Tamara Hanson on May 25, 2017

As women age and enter the 50 plus years, they need to become increasingly aware of their bone health and what they need to do to maintain and protect their bones. Osteoporosis becomes more prevalent as we age because bone-removing cells take bone away faster than bone is replaced. Below are some suggestions to help you maintain good bone health:

  • When you are able to have a discussion with your doctor about your bone health and what needs to be done, the better off you are.
  • Your diet is more important than ever when you have reached postmenopause. Eating the right amounts of food high in Vitamin D and calcium will go a long way. Ask your doctor if also need to add supplements to your diet.
  • Avoid excessive alcohol consumption and don’t smoke
  • Always check your height on a yearly basis.
  • Regular exercise not only helps to maintain overall health but bone health as well. It also helps you maintain mobility.
  • Stay aware of what your body is telling you. Fractures are very common if you have osteoporosis. Common fracture sights include: Spinal fractures, hip fractures, and wrist fractures.

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