Stop Osteoporosis Naturally with Hormone Replacement Therapy

How HRT Naturally Prevents & Reverses Osteoporosis

Osteoporosis is a debilitating condition that affects millions of women worldwide. It’s a disease that weakens bones and makes them more susceptible to fractures. With age, the risk of developing osteoporosis increases, making it crucial to take steps to prevent it from happening. One of the most effective treatments for osteoporosis is Hormone Replacement Therapy (HRT).

In this article, the women’s health experts at Prosperity Health in Royal Oak, MI explore why HRT is the best treatment and preventative for osteoporosis, including what women’s health organizations have to say about it.

Osteoporosis: The Silent Killer

Osteoporosis is a serious condition that can lead to serious consequences, including broken bones. Every year, millions of people suffer from broken bones due to osteoporosis. These fractures can be debilitating and even life-threatening, especially in older adults. In fact, the injury and mortality rates from broken bones due to osteoporosis are alarmingly high.

According to the International Osteoporosis Foundation, one in three women and one in five men over the age of 50 will suffer from an osteoporotic fracture. This means that millions of people are at risk of suffering from broken bones due to osteoporosis each year. These fractures can result in severe pain, limited mobility, and even death in some cases. In fact, the mortality rate for hip fractures due to osteoporosis is alarmingly high, with as many as 20% of patients dying within one year of their fracture.

Broken bones due to osteoporosis can also have a profound impact on a person’s quality of life. For example, a broken hip can result in limited mobility, making it difficult to perform daily activities such as walking, bathing, and getting dressed. In addition, the recovery period from a broken bone can be long and difficult, with many patients requiring rehabilitation and physical therapy. Furthermore, the emotional impact of broken bones can be devastating, leading to depression, anxiety, and decreased quality of life. These statistics highlight the need for effective treatments and preventatives for osteoporosis, in order to reduce the injury and mortality rates from broken bones.

Hormone Replacement Therapy (HRT) Prevents Osteoporosis

Several women’s health organizations have recommended the use of Hormone Replacement Therapy to prevent osteoporosis. The North American Menopause Society (NAMS), for example, has stated that HRT is the best treatment for osteoporosis. NAMS recommends HRT for women who are at high risk of osteoporosis and have a low risk of heart disease and breast cancer. The World Health Organization (WHO) has also endorsed HRT as an effective treatment for osteoporosis.

Hormone Replacement Therapy is a treatment that replaces hormones that are lost during the menopause transition. During this time, women experience a decline in the production of hormones such as estrogen, which is responsible for maintaining strong bones. HRT works by replenishing the hormones that are lost, which helps to reduce the risk of osteoporosis. This is because estrogen plays a critical role in maintaining healthy bones. When there is a decline in estrogen levels, bones become brittle and more susceptible to fractures. HRT helps to prevent this from happening by replenishing the hormones that are lost.

Why HRT is Better Than Medications to Prevent Osteoporosis

Osteoporosis medications can be effective in preventing bone loss, but they also come with many serious risks and side effects. It’s important to be aware of these dangers and side effects in order to make an informed decision about your treatment options.

Some of the most commonly prescribed osteoporosis medications include Boniva, Fosamax, and others. One of the potential dangers of osteoporosis medications is the risk of gastrointestinal side effects. These medications can irritate the esophagus and stomach, leading to symptoms such as heartburn, nausea, and vomiting. In severe cases, these side effects can lead to ulcers, esophageal erosions, and other serious complications.

Another potential danger of osteoporosis medications is the risk of atypical femur fractures. These fractures can occur spontaneously and without a known cause, and they can be difficult to treat. In some cases, they may require surgery, which can be painful and lead to a long recovery period.

In addition to these dangers, osteoporosis medications can also cause other side effects, such as muscle, joint, and back pain. Some people may also experience headaches, fatigue, and difficulty sleeping.

However, 100% natural Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy (HRT) – now available at Prosperity Health in Royal Oak, MI – is not known to come with any of these side effects.

HRT: The Safe Way to Prevent Osteoporosis

In addition to being an effective treatment for osteoporosis, Hormone Replacement Therapy is also extremely safe. In the past, there were concerns about the safety of HRT, but these have been largely addressed. Recent studies have shown that HRT is safe when taken at the right dose and for the right amount of time. Women who are considering HRT should discuss the risks and benefits with their doctor, and make an informed decision based on their own health and medical history.

It’s important to note that HRT is not recommended for all women. Women who have a history of breast cancer, blood clots, or stroke should not use HRT. Women who are pregnant or planning to become pregnant should also avoid HRT. Women who have a family history of breast cancer should also discuss the risks and benefits of HRT with their doctor.

Osteoporosis Prevention with HRT | Royal Oak, MI

100% natural Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy (HRT) – now available at Prosperity Health in Royal Oak, MI – is the best treatment and preventative for osteoporosis. It’s a safe and effective way to reduce the risk of osteoporosis and has been recommended by several women’s health organizations.

If you have had a DEXA scan showing bone loss, or you are a woman who is at high risk of osteoporosis, schedule an appointment with Dr. Fakih at Prosperity Health in Royal Oak, MI to discuss the benefits of HRT for helping to treat, prevent or even reverse osteoporosis.

HRT is a valuable tool for maintaining strong bones and reducing the risk of osteoporosis that can help women take control of their health, to ensure that they remain strong and healthy for years to come.

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