October 20 is World Osteoporosis Day. It can be a killer disease but you ‘can’t tell by looking,’ as many people believe. Do you know if you are at risk?
Osteoporosis has been dubbed ‘the silent killer’ because so few signs are visible. A report issued by the International Osteoporosis Foundation (IOF) calls for more attention to be paid to recognise the signs of such fractures by doctors.
Women are often concerned that their oestrogen levels are low, but it is not the actual level that is as important as where the progesterone level is in relation to it. Treating low progesterone levels is just as important when dealing with your symptoms.
A link has been made between a diet high in animal protein and a loss in bone density in older women. So could changing your diet but adding bioidentical progesterone and an osteoporosis supplement could improve your bone health and reduce your risk of osteoporosis.
Thought of as an older persons problem, osteoporosis is now a threat to the younger generation and it is their diet that could be to blame.
This occurs when the ovaries aren’t working properly and so few, or no, hormones are being produced by the body, but women could benefit from taking bioidentical hormones.
New research agrees with earlier FDA warnings about potential side-effects from bisphosphonate based osteoporosis drugs.
Men are not immune to some of the health risks shared by women such as osteoporosis and oestrogen dominance. Hormone balance is just as important for them too.
The same two-pronged approach can help both moods and maintaining and building strong, healthy bones.
It can be a killer disease but you ‘can’t tell by looking’ as many people believe. Do you know if you are at risk?