Is hormone replacement therapy good to prevent the worsening of my osteoporosis?
Hello, I am 60 years old and post-menopausal and I have osteoporosis. Is hormone replacement good to prevent the worsening of my osteoporosis? Osteoporosis causes bones to become weak and brittle so brittle that a fall or even mild stresses such as bending over or coughing can cause a fracture. Osteoporosis-related fractures most commonly occur in the hip, wrist, or spine. Bone is living tissue that is constantly being broken down and replaced. Should I consider hormone replacement therapy? please let me know in the comments.
@caleigh-0 During menopause, the drop in estrogen causes this process to become out of balance. More bone is broken down than formed, leading to bone loss. Bone loss happens more quickly for a few years around menopause. You then continue to lose bone at a slower rate as you get older. Over time, you may develop osteoporosis and a higher risk of breaking bones in later life. This is particularly likely if you have early menopause. HRT causes your estrogen levels to increase. This can help to prevent bone loss and reduce your risk of developing osteoporosis and of breaking bones. If you already have osteoporosis or a high risk of breaking bones, HRT can help to strengthen your bones and make fractures less likely.