To finish my mini-series on Osteopenia and Osteoporosis, I want to highlight something that many of you may not think about: the effect hormonal deficiencies can have on bone health.
As far as women are concerned, your body and mind may experience some serious changes when the ovaries stop producing their monthly hormones. During menopause, you lose your primary production of the hormones Estradiol, Estrone, Testosterone, Progesterone, and DHEA. Of these five, both Testosterone and Progesterone are essential for bone building. So, bone-building nutrients and supplement are very important; however, battling Osteoporosis works better when these two hormones are included.
As far as men are concerned, research shows that when we age, there is a connection between a drop in Testosterone and a resulting drop in Estradiol. We men convert part of our Testosterone into Estradiol. If Estradiol drops below 13, we have an increased risk in bone loss and fractures.
Confusing? Then come-on in and find out more about this at the Gesundheit! Nutrition Center on North 19th Avenue.