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Menopause and Osteoporosis


 



Menopause management eases “the change”

Many women experience numerous symptoms in the months or years leading up to menopause. This early stage of menopause, called perimenopause, can bring these symptoms:

  • Hot flashes
  • Night sweats
  • Sleep difficulties
  • Mood swings
  • Irregular periods
  • Vaginal dryness
  • Weight gain, slower metabolism
  • Thinning hair and dry skin
  • Lost breast tissue

At Georgia Center for Female Health, we provide complete management, testing for abnormal hormone levels and bioidentical hormone replacement to eliminate uncomfortable symptoms that may be compromising your quality of life.

Discover how we can help you enjoy life in spite of menopause.


Osteoporosis care

Bones are constantly changing throughout our lives. Osteoporosis is caused by lost bone mass or density. When we’re young, our bodies make new bone faster than they break down old bone. Our bone mass increases until we are reach our early 20s. As we age, we then lose bone mass faster than we create it. People who attain good bone mass during youth are less likely to have problems later on.

Osteoporosis occurs when too much bone mass is lost and bones become thin and brittle and more susceptible to fracture. If you did not attain sufficient bone mass during your younger years, you are more likely to develop osteoporosis. During the early stages of bone loss, there may not be any symptoms. Once bones are weakened by osteoporosis, the symptoms may include:

  • Back pain from fracture or collapsed vertebra
  • Lost height over time
  • A bent or stooped posture
  • Bone fracture that occurs too easily

Georgia Center for Female Health may recommend therapeutic exercise, nutrition supplementation and prescription medication management for osteoporosis.

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