Estrogen plays a major role in the prevention of bone loss for women. This is why bone loss becomes a big problem during menopause, as women experience a decrease in their estrogen levels.
To prevent this as much as possible, you should start increasing your bone density from early on.
The denser your bones are, the longer it will last against the effects of bone loss, and also decrease the risk of developing osteoporosis to a great extent.
Lifestyle changes for preventing bone loss:
As with any health issue, the starting point is the correct diet. Your diet should contain sufficient amounts of vitamin D, calcium and protein. The next step is exercise. The best way is to have a routine that comprises of weight-training (Resistance training) as well as non-weight training.
It almost goes without saying that smoking and/or excessive alcohol consumption should be avoided.
Certain people might undergo a bigger risk of developing bone-issues, these include people with:
- Chronic rheumatologic disorders
- Certain endocrinal conditions, such as diabetes and overactive thyroid
- Malabsorption issues, such as celiac disease
If you suffer from one of these or any similar diseases, you should consult with your doctor before taking steps to increase your bone density.
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We recommend that when you start to approach menopause, to use a supplement like the Manna Menopause Support, which not only can help to alleviate some dreadful menopausal symptoms, but can also help to increase estrogen to help prevent osteoporosis.