Herbs for Menopause
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Osteoporosis causes
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Osteoporosis Causes  

Because education is the key to prevention, it's important to understand how and why osteoporosis occurs in order to take steps to prevent it. To better understand osteoporosis, it's useful to know how the body builds and maintains healthy bones. Keep reading to learn more.


How Bone Building Works:

The body has a complex system for creating and repairing our skeletal system. Bones consist of minerals (calcium, phosphate) and living bone cells, including osteoclasts (bone destroyers) and osteoblasts (bone rebuilders), among others. From time to time, a piece of bone will be targeted for "reconstruction." The osteoclasts eat away at this piece of bone, and then the osteoblasts rebuild it, making it longer and stronger.

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How Osteoporosis Starts:

Osteoporosis occurs when this system gets out of balance, and the osteoblasts can no longer keep up with the osteoclasts. This is a normal part of aging; everyone will experience some amount of bone density loss with age. However, bone loss appears to be even more rapid in menopausal women, putting them at a greater risk for developing osteoporosis.

Hormones play an important role in bone maintenance. Estrogen, for example, seems to play a key role in bone maintenance by inhibiting bone resorption and facilitating the release of vitamin D, the vitamin that helps to fix calcium in the bones. Androgens ("male" hormones like testosterone) are also important, in that they stimulate the osteoblasts to create new bone.
Did you Know?
25% of women will eventually develop osteoporosis.
During menopause, production of these hormones declines, osteoclast activity increases, and bone loss accelerates. Bone loss is even more dramatic in women who have had hysterectomies or oophorectomies. In fact, women who have undergone surgical menopause lose two times more bone than other women.

Women who have a history of poor diet and inactivity before they reach menopause will be at an even greater risk for developing osteoporosis. Keep reading to learn about other risk factors for osteoporosis. osteoporosis risk factors

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
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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.

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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.

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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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