When going through menopause many women experience noticeable symptoms which impact their lives, such as brain fog or hot flushes, however, there are some silent symptoms which aren’t as easy to spot. The amount of oestrogen your body produces decreases during menopause, and this increases the risk to your bone health if left unchecked.
Bone is a living tissue: it is constantly being broken down and regenerated. Once a woman is over the age of around 30 there is more bone breakdown than there is reformation, and as a result, bones gradually become less dense over time. During perimenopause and menopause, the rate at which bone is broken down accelerates further, resulting in bones losing strength. This in turn increases your risk of developing osteoporosis.1 As with your heart health, you cannot see or feel changes in your bone health.
It is important to be aware of these potential risks that come with menopause so that you can take informed, protective action to optimise your health.