Tag - bone health

7
Apr

Perimenopause Osteoporosis – Are You At Risk?

If you are woman in her 30s or 40s, you’re probably not thinking of menopause. And if you’re not thinking of menopause, perimenopause and osteoporosis or bone loss is something that is probably not on your radar. But since 5-10% of women enter menopause before age 45, and because the symptoms, including bone loss, may …

22
Aug

Solar Eclipse and Bone Health

Wasn’t the solar eclipse amazing? Once in our lifetime the USA could see the moon came between the earth and the sun… and slowly the sun (or part of it depending on where you stood) disappeared. You might not have known about the solar eclipse if it weren’t for the news. And you learned that …

22
Aug

The Estrogen Fix and Your Bones

Most people don’t think about their bones much until they break or ache. Unlike our teeth, our bones are buried beneath our skin, muscles, and fat. Like so many other parts of a woman’s body, bones have a close relationship with estrogen and have an estrogen window.   The bones are where the body stores …

18
Jun

Bone Drugs and Thigh Bone Fractures

There have been a few articles coming out connecting the medications used to prevent osteoporosis, so-called bisphosphonates, with fractures in the thigh. Examples of these medicines include Fosomax, Boniva, Atelvia and Actonel. The risk so far is about 300 cases in 5,000,000 users. There are also some reports of necrosis of the jaw with the …