Osteopenia and osteoporosis are common health conditions, particularly among menopausal women. As soon as estrogen levels decline, women start losing bone mass faster than before.
Osteoporosis carries a risk of fractures. Fractures, especially in the elderly population, can severely affect quality of life. After a fracture, many people need to move to nursing homes or long-term care facilities because they are no longer able to live on their own.
Avoiding fractures by reducing and possibly reversing loss of bone mass is the primary goal in treating osteoporosis. Although prescription medication is available for this condition, there are also dietary and lifestyle changes than can be made that are very effective at helping to stop bone loss and even to reverse it.
Book an appointment with me to discuss how dietary and lifestyle changes can help you better manage your osteopenia or osteoporosis.