How Can Hormone Therapy Help in Osteoporosis?

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How Can Hormone Therapy Help in Osteoporosis?

July 24, 2020


Osteoporosis is a disease in which bones grow weak and fragile — mostly the hip, spinal, and wrist bones.

The hardest components of the body are bones and teeth. The porous, living tissues in your bones and teeth continue to replace old tissues with new ones. Dental tissues undergo a remineralization process to renew dental enamel tissue eroded by acid components of food. Bones resorb to replace the old bone with new bone growth. Cells called osteoclasts which break down old or damaged bones, are part of bone resorption. Hormones play an important role in maintaining bone health, in addition to osteoclasts.

Hormone Replacement Therapy f (HRT)

Hormone therapy is a process that has hormones of a female body that a woman’s body stops producing after menopause.

While HRT reduces the chances of developing osteoporosis and colorectal (bowel) cancer, it also increases the risk of breast cancer and blood clots.

‘Premature menopausal’ means that before 40, the last menstrual period occurs. Early menopause when a woman is 45 before her final menstrual period takes place. HRT is strongly recommended for women with premature or early menopause unless there is a specific reason not to take it until the average age of menopause (about 51 years) exists.

Symptoms of Menopause and HRT

Symptoms of menopause that HRT can alleviate include:

  • Night sweats and hot flushes

  • Dry vagina

  • Thin vaginal wall

  • Infections of the vagina or bladder

  • Slight incontinence of the urine

  • Pain

  • Sleep disorder and insomnia

  • Cognitive changes, for example, loss of memory

  • Lower sex drive

  • Mood swings

  • Hair loss or abnormal development of hair

  • Eyes that are dry and itchy

HRT Hormone Replacement Therapy Medical Concept.

Added HRT Advantages

HRT reduces the risk that postmenopausal women may experience, including:

  • Diabetes – Taking HRT during menopause reduces a woman’s diabetes risk

  • Osteoporosis – HRT prevents further loss of bone density, bone integrity conservation, and fracture risk reduction, but the first choice for treating osteoporosis is usually not recommended, except in younger postmenopausal women (< 60);

  • Cardiovascular Disease – Cardiovascular disease indicators have been shown to reduce HRT when used during menopause.

Osteoporosis Diagnosis

The risk of osteoporosis significantly increases after age 50 in both men and women. Women are more likely to lose bone density than men until around 65 years old, when men and women begin to lose bone density at the same rate.

There are no symptoms of osteoporosis, so most women don’t know whether they are bone disease until they are tested for bone density. X-rays measure either the femur’s bone or the lower vertebrae in your bone by a square centimeter of calcium and mineral. Healthy, dense bones have a higher content of minerals and are less sensitive to fractures. Bone density tests use bone densitometers to determine how much energy X-ray bones absorb. Naturally, thicker bones will absorb more energy.

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**Disclaimer: This content should not be considered medical advice and does not imply a doctor-patient relationship.

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