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Vitamin D Osteoporosis and Menopause Treatment

Vitamin D Osteoporosis and Menopause Treatment


Menopause

Menopause is not a disease or an illness. It is a transition between two phases of a woman’s life. Menopause occurs when a woman permanently stops menstruating (having periods). Menopause is simply the name given to the last menstrual period. Menopause is characterized by the loss of estrogen production by the ovaries. Menopausal and postmenopausal women are especially prone to osteoporosis, about half of them will develop this disease. The menstrual blood is partly blood and partly tissue from inside the uterus, or womb. It passes out of the body through the vagina. Premenstrual syndrome, or PMS, is a group of symptoms that start before the period. Health problems at menopause represent imbalances in the body that were already growing in the body and are unmasked by the stress of shifting hormones. Menopause symptoms are Nature’s wake-up call to let you know you need to start paying more attention to your health.

Menopause Treatment Tips

1. After menopause, hormone therapy can be used as a short-term treatment for severe symptoms when taken in as low a dose as possible.

2. Menopause weight gain can be controlled with alternative medicine.

3. Doctors may recommend these nonhormonal medications, which include alendronate (Fosamax), risedronate (Actonel) and ibandronate (Boniva), to prevent or treat osteoporosis. These medications effectively reduce both bone loss and your risk of fractures and have replaced estrogen as the main treatment for osteoporosis in women.

5. Starvation will only cause your metabolism to slow down, causing you to gain more weight later on.

6. Phytoestrogens are found in soy products (e.g., tofu, tempeh, miso, soybean milk, and meat substitutes and soy powders for adding to foods or to smoothies), in linseed (flaxseed) products, and to a lesser extent, in fruits, vegetables, cereals, and seeds.. 

Osteoporosis

Osteoporosis is a condition that features loss of the normal density of bone and fragile bone. Osteoporosis leads to literally abnormally porous bone that is more compressible like a sponge, than dense like a brick. Osteoporosis is a condition that features loss of the normal density of bone and fragile bone. Some osteoporosis fractures may escape detection until years later. The osteoporosis condition can operate silently for decades, because osteoporosis doesn’t cause symptoms unless bone fractures. Many factors will increase your risk of developing osteoporosis and suffering a fracture. Major risk factors include Osteoporosis is sometimes called the “silent disease”. Most people affected are unaware that their bones are thinning until they break one.

Hip and wrist fractures are the most common breakages, but they can occur in any bone. Osteoporosis can result in small fractures in the bones of your spine, causing a loss of height and a curved back (sometimes known as “dowager’s hump”). This can lead to long-lasting neck and back pain.

Osteoporosis Treatment Tips

Teriparatide (Forteo, recombinant parathyroid hormone 1-34) has been shown to be effective in osteoporosis.

Bisphosphanates (e.g. Fosamax, Actonel) are a type of medication that helps to regulate calcium and prevent bone breakdown. Bone turnover, or replacement of old bone with new bone, is a normal process within our body. In patients with osteoporosis, the replacement with new bone does not maintain pace with the breakdown of old bone.

Changes to lifestyle factors and diet are also recommended, both regarding nutrition and exercise.

Weight-bearing exercise is of great importance for people suffering from the osteoporosis

Alcohol Abuse – Long term alcohol abuse reduces bone formation and interferes with the body’s ability to absorb calcium.

Calcitonin is a hormone made by the thyroid gland (a hormone-producing gland in the neck), which blocks the action of the cells that break down bone. It is taken by spraying it into your nose.

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