Bone And Joint Health During Menopause Very Important

An active lifestyle, hydration and supplements have been proven to significantly decrease menopause symptoms like hot flashes. Awareness for bone and joint health during the transition is also crucial.
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By : Linda Stuarts-Duffy

As we women get older and enter into the menopausal sojourn, many things cross our minds.
Physical appearance, like wrinkles and dark spots, are a common concern. Even how we feel
physically during menopause can take priority as we experience symptoms like hot flashes and
brain fog. There are, however, some other things women don’t always associate with menopause –
like bone and joint health for example. This can affect the way women move and their comfort throughout
the transition. The health benefits for bone health using probiotics have been shown to be
very impressive.

Bone and Joint Health Concerns

My doctor reminded me that estrogen plays many roles in your body, one of which involves protecting
bone strength. With the decline of this hormone in menopause, our bone density lowers as
well. This does not mean that we are at risk for bone fractures and osteoporosis increases right
away. But, this can happen down the road if you do not include changes in your style of life to
protect your bones. I take menopausal supplements for hot flashes and for keeping my weight under control anyway, so taking a multi-vitamin that also supports my joints and bones was a no brainer.

Women’s bones need extra care as they get older and enter into menopause. There are a few ways
to help without the use of hormone replacement therapy. Natural, alternative remedies to joint
health support are gaining popularity for their low-risk benefits. A couple of ways to keep
women’s bones at their best as they age include staying active and also taking probiotics, among
other things. I also drink CBD water to keep hydrated and to relieve the mental pressure and anxiety.

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About Linda Stuarts-Duffy 8 Articles
Linda Stuarts-Duffy is a retired Biology Professor of Medicine and an armchair political analyst who enjoys predicting political, social and economic trends. Her speaking engagements and knowledge in holistic medicine on the cellular level has helped to influence changes in lifestyle for many women who are experiencing menopausal symptoms. She is currently writing a book about her own experiences. She lives with her husband and two dogs near Bethel, NY.

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