According to New Beginning’s OB-GYN Dr. Rania Ibrahim, there is a direct connection between the lack of estrogen after menopause and the onset of osteoporosis.
After menopause, our bones breaks down faster than new bone is grown. Early menopause – which occurs before the age of 45 – and any extended periods of time in which hormone levels are low and menstrual periods are absent or far between can result in decreased bone mass.
As a result, the strength of your bones decreases, putting you at greater risk for fractures. And menopause hastens that loss. As you get nearer to menopause, your ovaries produce progressively less estrogen and that results in your bone cells breaking down, putting you at a greater risk for bone thinning and bone fractures.
According to the Arthritis Foundation, women lose about half of the tissue inside your long bones over a lifetime. They also lose 30 percent of the thicker tissue that covers your bones. Most of the loss occurs within the ten years following menopause, but both men and women lose 0.5 percent of bone density every year after they reach the age of 50.
Bone density starts to weaken once you reach your thirties, and menopause speeds up that loss. For a lifetime of good bone health, eat healthy, maintain a healthy weight, consume enough calcium and vitamin D and stay active.
If you are concerned about your bone health, give the professional and caring staff at New Beginnings OB-GYN under the direction of Dr. Rania Ibrahim a call.
Don’t wait – call us today at (936) 441-8635 to schedule your confidential consultation.
Are you looking for an ObGyn in Spring TX?
Dr. Rania Ibrahim is an Obstetrician and Gynecologist with a Medical Practice located in Montgomery County, serving patients in Conroe, The Woodlands, Spring and Magnolia, Texas. New Beginnings Ob/Gyn offers many services including Prenatal care, treatment of hot flashes and menopause symptoms, treatment of endometriosis and painful periods, uterine ablation, routine well women exams, infertility treatment, as well as treatments of urinary incontinence and pelvic organ prolapse.
You can work together from the initial consultation to the implementation of your own personal birth plan, and follow-up. Dr. Rania Ibrahim has enormous experience in high risk obstetrics. She is a skilled surgeon and has an excellent and caring team.
Dr. Rania Ibrahim is sympathetic to the needs of women. She specializes in minimally invasive surgery and performs robotic (DaVinci) assisted myomectomies and hysterectomies.
New Beginnings OB-GYN proudly serves the residents of Montgomery County, Conroe, The Woodlands, Spring, and Magnolia, Texas.
Note: Hospital deliveries and procedures are conveniently offered at Conroe Regional Medical Center, CHI-St Luke’s-The Woodlands, and Memorial Hermann Medical Center-The Woodlands