Herbs for Menopause
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About Osteoporosis
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Osteoporosis Causes  

Osteoporosis is not actually a symptom of menopause. Osteoporosis is a disease that may occur in men or women, but whose progression may be accelerated by the hormonal changes women experience during menopause. Because osteoporosis can have serious implications for the health and well-being of older women, early prevention and detection are essential. Keep reading to learn more about the risk factors, causes and treatment solutions for osteoporosis.


Osteoporosis: Definition

The National Osteoporosis Foundation defines osteoporosis as "a disease in which bones become fragile and more likely to break." Women suffering from osteoporosis may not notice any physical symptoms until they break or fracture a bone, most commonly in the wrist, hip or spine.

Osteoporosis: Dangers

Fractures of the hip or spine due to osteoporosis are of particular concern due to their potentially drastic health consequences. Spine fractures can cause back pain, loss of height and a humped posture, while hip fractures can be permanently disabling (even deadly) and most often necessitate hospitalization and surgery.

Osteoporosis has become an increasingly prominent subject in the media as scientists understand more about how it works and the devastating effects osteoporosis can have in a woman's life (disability, pain, inability to live unassisted, early mortality).
Levels of osteoporosis:

  • Osteopenia: Bone density is one level less than that of a healthy young woman. Indicates increased probability of osteoporosis, but does not require treatment.
  • Osteoporosis: Bone density 2.5 levels or less than that of a healthy young woman. Indicates increased risk for fracture.
  • Severe/established osteoporosis: Bone density is 2.5 levels or less than that of a healthy young woman, and the patient has already suffered at least one bone fracture.
Keep reading to learn more about the mechanisms and causes behind osteoporosis, and what you can do to fight it. osteoporosis causes

Exercise helps prevent osteoporosis

A recent article has shown that moderate and weight-bearing exercise can increase bone density and decrease the risk of osteoporosis even in postmenopausal women. However, overly intense aerobic exercise can have the opposite affect.

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Osteoporosis may seem unstoppable, but there are different treatment options that can prevent the disease. Keep reading the section below to learn about the most effective treatments for preventing osteoporosis, including lifestyle changes, alternative treatments, and medical procedures.

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Treatment for Osteoporosis with
MacaActive Supplements

As you have already read, osteoporosis are mainly caused by declining estrogen levels, which is a natural part of aging. Therefore, if you want relief from this undesirable symptom, you must restore estrogen hormone levels.

Today there are three effective ways to normalize hormonal levels: lifestyle changes, alternative medicine and drugs & surgery.

Anxiety treatments - Lifestyle changes
Lifestyle Changes: This level of treatment involves no risk, but may be the hardest way to go because you'll have to restrict yourself from many things. That's why most people consider the next level of treatment, alternative medicine, which has proven to be excellent for treating osteoporosis in a safe and natural way.

Anxiety treatments - Alternative medicine
Alternative medicine: There are two types of herbal supplements for treating osteoporosis: Those containing phytoestrogenic herbs, and those containing non-estrogenic herbs. Phytoestrogenic herbs (like Black Cohosh) are filled with phytoestrogens, which are similar to estrogens. They can increase low estrogen levels by replacing some of the missing estrogen hormones. This isn't the best solution, however, because your body will become less responsive to producing estrogen on its own, causing a further decrease in body-own hormone levels. Unlike phytoestrogenic herbs, non-estrogenic herbs don't contain estrogen, but nourish hormonal glands to work more efficiently. This ultimately results in balancing not only estrogen, but other necessary hormones, as well. Non-estrogenic herbs are thus one of the best and safest ways to treat osteoporosis naturally.

An excellent example of a safe and effective non-estrogenic herb for hormonal imbalance is herbal MacaActive. What makes MacaActive so special is its ability to balance hormonal levels in women by nourishing the hormonal glands. It thus alleviates most disorders related to hormonal imbalance, including osteoporosis. 34 menopause symptoms to read more about MacaActive.

Anxiety treatments - Drugs and surgery
Drugs and Surgery: This level of treatment has the highest risk and often the highest costs. The most common drug therapy for treating osteoporosis in the US is hormone replacement therapy (HRT). There's no doubt that this is the quickest and strongest way to combat hormonal imbalance. Unfortunately, it entails serious side effects and increases the risk of different types of cancer in women. If you still want to consider this approach, see your doctor to become better informed about what this treatment option involves.

A safe way to balance hormones:
Non-estrogenic herbs are the most effective solution for treating hormonal imbalance and its related symptom, osteoporosis.

MacaActive is an excellent non-estrogenic herb. It's simple: rather than putting hormones from the outside into your body artificially, MacaActive stimulates your hormone glands into producing the necessary hormones naturally. This is what makes MacaActive supplements so unique. 34 Menopause Symptoms to read all about MacaActive.
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