- If you’ve already finished having your family, does the age of menopause matter? A new study suggestes it does. Women who go through menopause before age 47 increases a woman’s chances for increased loss of calcium in the bones, osteoporosis, bone fractures and even death. Click here for free ebook on menopause and how to take estrogen.
The study showed going through menopause before age 47 nearly doubles a woman’s risk of osteoporosis (thinning of the bones) by the time the woman turns 77. It also increases her risk of death by close to 60%.
This study was done on 390 white northern European women and was published online April 25 in the British Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology.
The authors of the study believe the increases risks of early menopause are primarily due to more rapid bone loss, but poorer muscle strength or other factors might contribute also. They could not reach a definite conclusion as to why the women with early menopause live shorter lives, the increases risk of breaking a hip but also other illness, medications, nutrition, smoking and alcohol habits and physical activity likely play a role.
If you go through menopause before age 47, talk with your doctor about getting a bone density, eating healthy, exercising, and whether or not estrogen is right for you. Click here for a FREE eBook on how to take estrogen.