View the Affects of Menopause on Bone Density through Modern Screening Technology

Around the age of 30, the body reaches its highest peak of bone mass. And after that a natural loss in bone mass begins. Menopause will further speed up the loss of bone density because the estrogen hormone is not produced after the menopause. Higher bone density requires higher level of estrogen. During premenopause the period becomes irregular and the estrogen that the body produces begins to decrease.

Women who have undergone bilateral oophorectomy surgeries lose most of their ability to generate hormones estrogen and progesterone. Estrogen helps to keep the osteoclasts in place and when its levels are low during menopause the bones lose their density. The surgical menopause differs from naturally occurring menopause in some respects. There are some severe symptoms of the surgical menopause that are addressed through hormone therapy, various forms of estrogen, testosterone, progesterone or a combination of all of them. The bone loss that occurs due to menopause increases rapidly after the first few years of its starting.

Osteoporosis is caused by the loss of vitamin D, calcium and some other essential minerals to build bone density. When calcium levels are low in the blood, the body will take it from the bones to provide a supply for nerves and muscles. This disease causes bones to decrease in mass and leads to fracturing of the bones. Menopause affects bone density at a higher risk. A bone density screening will help to keep you aware of the exact bone density level. Though there is no perfect cure for this situation and it can not be reversed.

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