“How I im­proved my bone health”

What would you do if you were face with as­teo­poro­sis? To gain some in­sights, we spoke to three women about their jour­neys with the con­di­tion. By Sarah Mari­nos

Good Health (Australia) - - Con­tents -

Three women re­veal how they cope with os­teo­poro­sis. By Sarah Mari­nos.

bout two-thirds of adults over 50 are af­fected by os­teo­poro­sis or its pre­cur­sor, os­teope­nia – both of which lead to brit­tle bones. Although os­teo­poro­sis can hap­pen at any age, oe­stro­gen tends to pro­tect bones in younger women. But dur­ing menopause women quickly lose oe­stro­gen, which puts them at an in­creased risk of os­teo­poro­sis. So if you haven’t be­fore, it’s time to give your bones a sec­ond thought.

Here, three women who have ex­pe­ri­enced poor bone health at dif­fer­ent stages of life share their sto­ries and re­veal how they stayed healthy.

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