Bioidentical Hormones May Improve Bone Health in Women

According to an article recently published on Spec.com, bioidentical hormone replacement therapy (BHRT) can help with more than just symptoms of menopause.

It’s estimated that one in two women will suffer from an osteoporosis-related fracture in their lifetime. Fortunately, experts say BHRT can help and recommend bioidentical hormone therapy for women age 50 and older, to improve bone density and help prevent future bone loss. In addition to getting plenty of exercise and adequate calcium and vitamin D, BHRT can reduce a woman’s osteoporosis risk by up to 70 percent.

A multitude of factors can contribute to bone loss and conditions such as arthritis, osteoporosis and osteoarthritis. Studies indicate that women, who are underweight, consume more than three alcoholic drinks per day or using prednisone or cortisone steroids, are more prone to fractures and broken bones – usually resulting in chronic pain, immobility and, with hip fractures, oftentimes death.  Research also suggests that by the year 2020, osteoarthritis will be ranked as the fourth leading cause of disability in the U.S.

The bioidentical hormone doctors at BodyLogicMD specialize in bioidentical hormone therapy and help women optimize their overall health using a combination of customized nutrition and fitness regimens, stress reduction techniques and bioidentical hormones (when necessary). In addition to relieving menopause symptoms, BHRT helps to lower cholesterol levels during and after menopause and also reduces the risk of many other health challenges that oftentimes occur as we age.

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