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Osteoporosis and Hormone Therapy

Osteoporosis

Osteoporosis is a degenerative health condition that is often referred to as a ‘silent disease’. This is because the condition often goes unnoticed until a break or injury occurs. The term osteoporosis defines bone (osteo) that has become weakened and porous with holes (porosis). So you may be asking, what do osteoporosis and hormone therapy have to do with one another? This article aims to explain how hormone therapy can help to prevent or delay the onset of osteoporosis.

The team of specialists at the Happy Hormone Cottage provides comprehensive hormone therapy and overall health and wellbeing services. Our goal is to help our patients achieve optimal health and a more balanced hormone profile through necessary lifestyle adjustments and a uniquely designed hormone therapy plan. 

Common Cause of Osteoporosis

As we grow and develop, the bones in our bodies reach peak density and strength in our 20’s. Once we have reached our peak, our bodies naturally struggle to replace bone cells faster than they are lost. This means as we age, our bones become increasingly fragile and susceptible to fractures and breaks. 

Naturally, this varies based on genetics, diet, and lifestyle – however, sex hormones have a substantial part to play in the health of our bones as well. Testosterone and Estrogen are responsible for so many of the internal systems and structures within the body, and bone health is one of them.

Who Suffers From Osteoporosis?

Everyone’s bones are prone to weakening over time, however, certain people are at an increased risk of early symptoms, side effects, and loss of quality of life. Studies from the NIH indicate that women are up to four times more likely to experience osteoporosis than men.

Why Are Women At An Increased Risk?

Women achieve peak bone development at an earlier age, with a lesser density, and begin losing bone at a faster pace than men. Estrogen has been shown to be vitally important to the health and retention rate of bone tissue in the body. 

So it all starts to make sense, women experience a steady decline in estrogen levels as they age, and will experience a dramatic falloff as they undergo menopause. Diminishing levels of estrogen mean that women’s bodies are unable to replace bone cells fast enough to maintain their structural integrity. 

The same process occurs in men, however, achieving peak mass at a later age, having a larger bone structure, and not experiencing a significant hormonal event similar to menopause means that men tend to experience osteoporosis less frequently than women. It is worth noting that while men appear to experience it less frequently, complications from osteoporosis affect them more severely.

How Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy Helps With Osteoporosis

Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy helps restore and balance deficient hormone levels in men and women. Being hormone-deficient can cause a range of symptoms that affect your quality of life and puts you at risk of chronic disease.

The Happy Hormone Cottage and Integrative Hormone Center offer Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy as a means of preventing and reversing Osteoporosis in pre and post-menopausal women as well as testosterone deficient men. 

Our team has helped members of our community achieve incredible results, reversing Osteopenia and Osteoporosis by stopping bone loss, restoring bone strength and density, and reducing the risk of fractures.

For more information about the BHRT process, we encourage you to reach out to us to learn more!

Hormone Therapy Services Available in Centerville, Ohio

If you would like more information about hormone therapy or are concerned about your risk for osteoporosis, reach out to the specialists at the Happy Hormone Cottage today! Our team is here to help guide you through the process and take the steps needed to protect your health.

Call our offices to speak with a member of our team or schedule a consultation online today!

Written by Lyn Hogrefe