The FDA is considering placing limits on the length of time that patients may take bisphosphanates, such as Fosamax and Actonel. These medications are commonly used to treat osteoporosis and osteopenia in postmenopausal and perimenopausal women who are at risk for fractures. They are also used in men but much less frequently. A recent study … Continued
Is there a connection between hormonal imbalance and osteoporosis? Osteoporosis and osteoporosis-related fractures run in my family. I started seeing a BodyLogicMD physician in April and I wanted to know if the bioidentical hormones I’m using will help curb my risk. I’ve also heard that testosterone can help build stronger bones. Does hormone replacement therapy reduce your risk even if you have a strong family history of the disease?
It’s estimated that 1 in 3 women over the age of 50 will experience an osteoporosis-related fracture. Osteoporosis is a medical condition where the bones become brittle and porous and is most common among post-menopausal women. There is a direct relationship between declining levels of estrogen and symptoms of osteoporosis – which is it’s so important for women to get plenty of calcium and vitamin D during menopause. Beginning in the years leading up to menopause or perimenopause, bone resorption starts to occur at a faster rate than the rebuilding of new bone, resulting in bone loss.