Menopause and Painful Bones and Losing Bone Mass
Most women begin to experience menopause symptoms in their mid- to late-40s, and while their symptoms may vary widely and range from mild to severe in intensity, most have few serious or long-term consequences. Losing bone mass, however, is one symptom that should never be taken lightly or ignored. Osteopenia and osteoporosis refer to the porous bones that become more common in older women.
Bones are a living tissue that grows and becomes denser throughout the earlier years of your life. After the age of 35, you may begin to lose more bone than you build. The hormonal fluctuations and decreased estrogen related to menopause increase the rate at which bone is lost. Although osteoporosis is often known as a silent disease, painful bones or severe back pain can be associated with the condition.
Women who have painful bones or who are at risk of losing bone may benefit from boosting their dietary intake of calcium and vitamin D. Fortified dairy products or juices can be great choices. A diet rich in seafood and dark green veggies, such as broccoli, kale and collards, can also help. Spending a little time in the sun every day can also increase your body’s vitamin D formation. Weight bearing exercises can help build bone density. In some cases, a natural menopause treatment may be able to ease bone pain.
DON’T PAUSE may also reduce symptoms associated with menopause. Designed as a natural menopause cure, DON’T PAUSE contains 100 percent natural ingredients, such as black cohosh, soy isoflavones, green tea and pomegranate, and may be able to restore a healthier hormonal balance.
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