Early Menopause Increases Risk of Osteoporosis

March 11, 2013 by  
Filed under Osteoporosis

Swedish research now confirms what other research has suggested…menopause occurring before the age of 47 is linked to an increased risk of osteoporosis and fracture as women age.

Specifically, at age 77 56% of women who experienced an early menopause (average age of 42) had osteoporosis, while only 30% of those who went into menopause at age 47 or later had the diagnosis. Also, fracture incidence was higher among those entering menopause before age 47.

Therefore, women should use early menopause as a call to take action to give their bones the head start they need to stay healthy and strong. Developing and maintaining a healthy bones lifestyle is important:

• Develop an alkaline diet

• Supplement your body with key nutrients for building strong bones

• Exercise ½ to 1 hour each day

• Commit to seek more happiness and less stress

While the age at which we experience menopause may have complicated origins due to many factors, there’s plenty that we can do to build and maintain strong, healthy bones at any age. And remember, having an increased risk for osteoporosis is still not a guarantee that you’ll suffer from osteoporosis or a fracture – especially when there’s the opportunity to take action.

 

Reference: Svejme, O, HG Ahlborg, JÅ Nilsson, MK Karlsson. 2012. Early menopause and risk of osteoporosis, fracture and mortality: a 34-year prospective observational study in 390 women. BJOG: An International Journal of Obstetrics & Gynecology, DOI: 10.1111/j.1471-0528.2012.03324.x.

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