Written by Benjamin Lee - Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy Consultant - January 02, 2023
What is a Common Symptom of Menopause-Related Osteoporosis?
Menopause-related osteoporosis is a common complication for many women as they enter their later years. It can lead to significant bone loss and an increased risk of fracture. One of the most common symptoms associated with menopausal osteoporosis is an overall decrease in flexibility, strength, and mobility.
Decrease in Ca And Magnesium Levels
A decline in calcium and magnesium levels in the body can also be a symptom of menopausal osteoporosis. This decreased mineral availability often leads to weaker bones that are more prone to fractures when even small amounts of force are applied. Low levels of these minerals can result in tiredness or fatigue, along with tingling or pain in the extremities.
Joint stiffness is another common symptom associated with menopausal osteoporosis. This may present itself as difficulty walking, or climbing stairs, or just trying to move after sitting down for too long. Joint stiffness occurs when cartilage isn't replenished properly by the body's own hormones and can compound existing issues from age-related joint problems such as arthritis and bursitis.
Unexplained Bruising Or Fractures
Unexplained bruising or fractures may also be an indicator for menopause-related osteoporosis due to weakened bones that cannot handle minor impacts such as bumps from ordinary tasks like vacuuming floors or reaching for items on higher shelves without assistance. Bruising could also occur from thinning skin that results from age coupled with brittle bones that may not heal so easily after physical trauma such as falls or other accidents..
Bone Aches And Pains
Bone aches and pains are some of the most common symptoms of menopausal osteoporosis; this pain might start out mild but can increase over time depending on how severe your condition is, which should be assessed by your doctor regularly. Pain could occur while performing everyday activities such as taking a shower if you have experienced significant bone loss due to early onset menopausal osteoporosis.
Height Loss Over Time
Height loss over time can be indicative of advanced stages of menopausal osteoporsis; Not only does your height begin to decrease but spinal shrinkage takes place causing curvature towards the lower back which is commonly referred to as swayback - including hunching forward due to strained muscles caused by weakened vertebrae compression in the spine area..
BHRT Pro Center Can Help!
If you are experiencing any combination of these symptoms then it’s best that you discuss possible diagnosis and treatment options with your primary care physician right away! At BHRT Pro Center our team identifies individualized hormone replacement treatments tailored specifically to each patient’s needs resulting in improved health outcomes across all fronts. Contact us today!