May is National Osteoporosis Month in the United States. After menopause our bone health can change and osteoporosis can break our bones.

In Calcium: Recommended Daily Calcium Intake – Women: 50+ the (Australian) Jean Hailes for Women’s Health elaborate on:

  • “When women go through menopause, there is a rapid loss of bone because of decreased oestrogen and this process may last from 4-8 years after menopause”.

In Osteoporosis the International Osteoporosis Foundation elaborate on:

“It’s estimated over 200 million women have osteoporosis. That’s more than the combined populations of the Germany, the United Kingdom and France.

Worldwide, one in three women and one in five men over the age of fifty will experience an osteoporotic fracture.

In fact, every three seconds a bone will break, somewhere in the world, because of this disease”.

In Osteoporosis and Arthritis: Two Common But Different Conditions: Osteoporosis the (United States National Institutes of Health) NIH National Osteoporosis and Related Bone Diseases National Resource Center explain:

“Osteoporosis is known as a silent disease because it can progress undetected for many years without symptoms until a fracture occurs. Osteoporosis is diagnosed by a bone mineral density test, which is a safe and painless way to detect low bone density”.

In National Osteoporosis Month [+ Videos] the (United States) National Osteoporosis Foundation elaborate on:

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“A healthy diet, one rich in fruits and vegetables and calcium and vitamin D, as well as weight-bearing and muscle strengthening exercise, are critical elements in building Peak Bone Mass and maintaining bone strength throughout our lives”.

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Last Updated: 19 February 2019 – Last Revised: 21 May 2018
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