Post-Menopause problems, such as osteoporosis:
Cessation of menstrual cycle is termed as Menopause. It occurs between 40 to 55 years of a woman, and can be natural or unnatural (hysterectomy) at any age.
All women undergo basic hormonal changes during menopause but every woman feels it differently.
They are at a higher risk of breast cancer, hair loss, post-menopausal weight gain, wrinkly skin, urinary incontinence, low sex drive, cardiovascular disease, fibroids and osteoporosis.
The post-menopausal woman is susceptible to many mood swings – irritability, anxiety, and lethargy.
Osteoporosis is a condition of bones whereby thinning of bone tissue and loss of bone density occurs over time leading to weakness of skeleton and increased risk of fracture, mainly in spine, hip and wrist.
Menopause is the main cause of osteoporosis in elderly women because of lack of oestrogen hormones, which are very important to maintain bone density (calcium) in women.
Exercise has proved to be a very effective tool in fighting against Osteoporosis. Evidences have shown that exercise plays a very important role in building and maintaining bone mass at any age.
Exercise also helps in increasing endurance, balance, co-ordination and stability, which decreases risk of fall, improves your posture, relieves or decreases pain, and helps in enhancement of mood.
Along with exercising, proper diet also plays a very important role in managing osteoporosis.
You can seek our in-house counsellor’s advice for appropriate lifestyle changes and stress management.
REVIVE’s program to prevent and manage osteoporosis comprises: