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New Link Discovered Between Hot Flashes and Osteoporosis

January 28th, 2015

Superfoods for bone health may help protect against both menopause symptoms.

According to a recent study, menopausal women who have moderate to severe hot flashes may need to worry more about bone density loss than their peers.

The study, which was conducted by researchers at the University of Buffalo, was the first large scale study on the link between hot flashes and night sweats & bone density and fractures. Researchers followed thousands of women over an 8-year-long period, and discovered that those who had reported moderate to severe hot flashes or night sweats at the beginning of the study experienced faster bone density loss in their hips and were twice as likely to suffer a hip fracture during the study period.

In a sense, this finding is not too surprising. After all, given that like many menopause symptoms, hot flashes and osteoporosis both have their root cause in declining estrogen levels, it makes sense that women might have severe cases of both symptoms due to a steep decline in estrogen production.

Fight Back Against Hot Flashes and Bone Loss

The study’s authors were careful to note that more research is needed to establish the exact nature of the link between hot flashes and bone density. However they did suggest that menopausal women would be wise to take steps to protect their bone health and prevent fractures.

One way to fight back against hot flashes and bone loss is to restore healthy levels of estrogen and other hormones with Renew Woman’s™ hormone replacement therapy. Our therapy includes many safety measures designed to help ensure the best possible results from treatment, including the use of personalized dosages of bioidentical hormones and the pairing of estrogen and progesterone in every treatment.

Another option may be to improve your diet. The following superfoods can certainly help limit bone loss due to osteoporosis by supporting the metabolizing of calcium and Vitamin D into strong bones:

  • Dairy products like milk, yogurt, and cheese
  • Sardines and salmon
  • Greens like bok choy and kale
  • Fortified orange juice or cereal
  • Calcium-enriched soy products
  • Walnuts and flax seeds

One final recommendation for preventing osteoporosis is to get enough exercise. The phrase “use it or lose it” definitely applies to bone mass. Just about any type of exercise that involves putting resistance on bones and muscles will do, from brisk walking to lifting weights.

For a complete plan to promote healthy bones during menopause, including hormone therapy, diet advice, and exercise recommendations, please contact Renew Woman™ today.

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