What You Should Know About Osteoporosis
Did you know that women lose approximately 25% of bone mass from the onset of menopause until age 60? This is mostly due to the loss of estrogen. Among women in this age group, the prevalence of osteoporosis is 18.8%, as reported by the CDC. This lack of bone density can lead to frequent fractures and the need for serious surgeries if left untreated.
So what is to be done?
There is a group of medications called bisphosphonates that are used to help improve bone density. They have to be taken daily in order to see the best results since the improvement in bone density can vary from 3-8%. Side effects may include nausea, abdominal pain, and heartburn.
Another option is a group of drugs that can be injected under the skin every 6 months. These medications have to be taken indefinitely once they have been started as serious side effects have been noted when they are stopped.
However, the best treatment option is hormone replacement therapy with estradiol. When given as a pellet, estradiol was noted to improve bone density by 8.3% per year. Patches and oral replacement have a 3.5% and 2% improvement, respectively. If given with testosterone there is an additive effect and patients can see even better improvement.
We would like to note that It is important where you get your hormone replacement from.
The best one we recommend is biote®️, because they are the #1 trusted bio-identical hormone replacement therapy brand. With years of experience and research, they are innovating and leading the industry in helping patients optimize their hormones and live healthier, happier lives.
As a certified biiote®️ provider we are a part of that great work and are helping patients take control of their health every day.
Call us today to schedule a consultation to learn more about how hormone replacement therapy can help you fight the effects of osteoporosis and improve many other aspects of your life.