Unlike other menopausal symptoms, the need to maintain bone health is not something that you feel; however, it is a gradual process that occurs following the onset of menopause.
There is a direct relationship between the decline of estrogen following menopause and bone health. Your bones are made of living, growing tissue; for women, estrogen is a major player in the bone formation process.
With the reduction of estrogen levels, the formation of new bone, which is led by estrogen, ceases, while bone resorption (getting rid of the old tissue) continues. This has a great impact on women’s bone health.
It is recommended to maintain an active lifestyle and focus on load-bearing exercises. Strengthening your muscles will strengthen your bones as your bones will strengthen to support your muscles. Smoking and alcohol also impact your bones, and it is recommended to drink fewer carbonated drinks, such as cola. Adding calcium and Vitamin D to your diet, without overdosing, as well as balancing your hormonal system, can assist you to maintain good bone health.