Menopause And Osteoporosis Treatment
Menopause is simply the name given to the last
menstrual period. Menopause is characterized by the loss of
estrogen production by the ovaries. Menopausal and postmenopausal
women are especially prone to osteoporosis, about half of them
will develop this disease. The menstrual blood is partly blood and
partly tissue from inside the uterus, or womb. It passes out of
the body through the vagina. Premenstrual syndrome, or PMS, is a
group of symptoms that start before the period. Approximately 1
percent of women experience menopause before age 40. Osteoporosis
is a silent disease. Osteoporosis leads to literally abnormally
porous bone that is more compressible like a sponge, than dense
like a brick.
Osteoporosis is a condition that features loss of the normal
density of bone and fragile bone. Some osteoporosis fractures may
escape detection until years later. The osteoporosis condition can
operate silently for decades, because osteoporosis doesn't cause
symptoms unless bone fractures. Osteoporosis is more common in
older individuals and non-Hispanic white women, but can occur at
any age, in men as well as in women, and in all ethnic groups.
Many factors will increase your risk of developing osteoporosis
and suffering a fracture. Major risk factors include Older age
(starting in the mid-30s but accelerating after 50 years of age), non-hispanic white and Asian ethnic background ,small bone
structure ,family history of osteoporosis or osteoporosis-related
fracture in a parent or sibling.
There are several alternatives of medication to treat
osteoporosis. Medications such as risedronate ibondronate
raloxifene alendronate and calcitonin-salmon. To keep bones
strong, eat a diet rich in calcium and vitamin D, exercise and do
not smoke. If needed, medicines can also help. Calcium and vitamin
D supplements also help Osteoporosis . Other treatment is estrogen
therapy ,weight-bearing exercises and injectable teriparatide. A
proper nutrition is a diet sufficient in calcium and vitamin D.
Patients at risk for osteoporosis are generally treated with
vitamin D and calcium supplements. Avoid excess alcohol intake.
Bisphosphonate is the main drug for treatment. Calcitonin
(Calcimar, Miacalcin) a hormone made from the thyroid gland, is
given usually as a nasal spray or as an injection under the skin.
Osteoporosis Treatment Tips
Teriparatide (Forteo, recombinant parathyroid hormone 1-34) has
been shown to be effective in osteoporosis.
Bisphosphonate is the main drug for treatment.
Changes to lifestyle factors and diet are also recommended, both
regarding nutrition and exercise.
Weight-bearing exercise is of great importance for people
suffering from the osteoporosis
Stopping use of alcohol and cigarettes.
Treat underlying medical conditions that can cause osteoporosis.
Minimize or change medications that can cause osteoporosis.
Menopause Treatment Tips
1. Healthy life helps to control menopause weight gain.
2. Menopause weight gain can be controlled with alternative
3. Testosterone helps your body to create lean muscle mass out of
the calories that you take in.
4. Avoid crash diets.
5. Starvation will only cause your metabolism to slow down,
causing you to gain more weight later on.
6. Menopausal women tend to exercise less than other women, which
can lead to weight gain.
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