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Osteoporosis in Women: Foods Women Must Eat

  By posted Dec 5th 2012
Healthy Living

Osteoporosis: Estrogen and Osteoporosis

“Estrogen is important in maintaining bone density in women.” Eileen goes straight to the point, “When estrogen levels drop after menopause, bone loss accelerates. Post - menopausal women have risk factors for osteoporosis also all women aged 65 and older.”

The situation further deteriorates with age, “Women affected with one of the many medical conditions associated with osteoporosis in the first five to 10 years after menopause, can suffer up to 2%-4% loss of bone density per year! This can result in the loss of up to 25%-30% of their bone density during that time period.

She lays out the truth, “The damage from osteoporosis begins much earlier in life.
Because peak bone density is reached at approximately 25 years of age, it is important to build strong bones by that age, so that the bones will remain strong later in life. Certain medications can cause osteoporosis such as long-term use of heparin (a blood thinner), antiseizure medications phenytoin (Dilantin) and phenobarbital, and long-term use of oral corticosteroids.”

 

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