Aging is an issue that concerns everyone. When you’re getting older, a lot of things begin to well, just suck. You have no idea who’s performing at the half time show during the super bowl, politicians start looking like middle schoolers to you, and the world constantly changing may become more disorienting than exciting. Yes, this does all suck indeed, yet we must drudge up another aspect of aging that is difficult, Osteoporosis. But don’t worry, we are here to help!
Osteoporosis is synonymous with aging, but it doesn’t have to be that way. Many things can accelerate Osteoporosis, lack of exercise, for example. All those days you stared blankly at your treadmill and decided you’d rather watch television and eat nachos will catch up to you eventually. Poor nutrition can also have an adverse effect on your bone density. Another one is hormones; it’s been clinically proven in countless studies that having low hormone levels can have a considerable negative impact on an individual’s bone density.
Low Hormone Levels Deplete Bone Density
Clinical studies have proven again and again that low hormone levels can potentially lead one to develop Osteoporosis. “Estrogen deficiency is the major factor in the pathogenesis of postmenopausal osteoporosis, the most common metabolic bone disease.” Your body must have healthy hormone levels to retain bone density.
Being hormonally deficient especially affects postmenopausal women when it comes to Osteoporosis. “Estrogen deficiency is a key factor in the pathogenesis of osteoporosis in otherwise normal postmenopausal women” Another study stated that maintaining healthy hormone levels is vital for women to retain their bone density “In healthy normal women, estrogen decline is the major, or the sole, cause of accelerated bone turnover and the consequent decrease in bone density and architectural damage of bone structure, leading to a decreased bone strength that is bound to an increased fragility fracture risk” Overall low hormone levels may be negatively contribute to the development of osteoporosis in menopausal women.
How Hormone Therapy Can Help
Countless studies have shown that Hormone Replacement Therapy can potentially help prevent and treat Osteoporosis “Since estrogen decline is the major cause of osteoporosis in women, and estrogen administration is effective in preventing the climacteric consequences on bone density and metabolism, HRT can be seen as an effective option for prevention of osteoporosis in peri- and postmenopausal women.” Additionally, “Standard HRT is effective in preventing bone loss associated with the menopause and decreases the incidence of all osteoporosis-related fractures, including vertebral and hip fractures, even in women not selected for a high fracture risk.”
When to Take Action
If you’re nearing your 50’s, you may want to consider looking into medical options on how to prevent and treat osteoporosis. Coming to terms with the aging process is difficult. Having the courage to approach all the health-related issues associated with aging might be even harder. You might feel self-conscious. You shouldn’t. There’s no reason to feel ashamed about addressing your health. You might want to put it off because you fear investigating your health might reveal things you’re scared to confront. This might not be the best approach. If you’re willing to build up the confidence, you might want to take a deeper look at your health and to take a head-on approach to any health issues that may arise.
If you’re nearing your 50’s you may want to get your hormone levels checked. A blood test will be able to pin down if any of your hormone levels are irregular. If they are medically irregular, a doctor may recommend bioidentical hormone therapy or BHRT for short. Bioidentical hormones are man-made hormones that are chemically similar to hormones produced by humans. Many argue that BHRT is a more safe and consistent form of hormone therapy.
BHRT therapy is done by implanting hormones in your skin. Implanting hormone pellets is a simple and non-invasive procedure, typically taking less than five minutes. This treatment is called pellet-based therapy and is quickly becoming one of the preferred methods of hormone therapy for both providers and patients. Essentially, a provider will subcutaneously place hormone pellets in your skin. This subcutaneous placement of hormones allows patients to receive a steady flow of hormones 24/7. This constant flow helps you potentially avoid unwanted side effects.
If you’ve decided to pursue Hormone Therapy, it’s critical you find a provider that will dose hormones precisely, and every provider that works with Simpatra™ has access to a cutting-edge dosing technology. This technology eliminates the guesswork when it comes to dosing and allows physicians to accurately dose patients based on each individual’s unique blood tests — ensuring that your treatment will be efficient and effective. Simpatra™ will also provide additional tools that allow for your patient journey to remain consistent throughout the whole process.
Hormone replacement pellets must be of the highest quality to ensure the best results, and all Simpatra™ providers receive their pellets from highly reputable and respected manufactures. To learn more about BHRT or to find a provider near you, visit us at www.simpatra.health.
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 Lamarca, M. (2012). The Role of Hormone Replacement Therapy (HRT) and Tibolone in the Prevention and Treatment of Post-menopausal Osteoporosis. Osteoporosis. doi: 10.5772/30164
 Gambacciani, M. (1993). The relative contributions of menopause and aging to post-menopausal vertebral osteopenia. Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism, 77(5), 1148–1151. doi: 10.1210/jc.77.5.1148
 Lamarca, Marta. “The Role of Hormone Replacement Therapy (HRT) and Tibolone in the Prevention and Treatment of Post-menopausal Osteoporosis.” Osteoporosis, 2012, doi:10.5772/30164.
 Lamarca, M. (2012). The Role of Hormone Replacement Therapy (HRT) and Tibolone in the Prevention and Treatment of Postmenopausal Osteoporosis. Osteoporosis. doi: 10.5772/30164