Osteoporosis and Menopause
Around menopause, women have an increase loss of bone, and by age 50 many women have lost 30 percent of their peak bone mass. Risk factors for developing osteoporosis are loss of estrogen – which has to do with menopause, lack of exercise, smoking and certain medical conditions such as rheumatoid arthritis.
Part of the consultation at the menopause clinic includes an evaluation of calcium and vitamin D intake. We’ll also discuss what types of exercise helps in the prevention of osteoporosis, the possibility of estrogen treatment and a bone density evaluation.