Treatment of advanced osteoporosis is difficult and therefore prevention is far more effective than the treatment of this condition The consumption of alcohol should be limited, due to it hastening calcium loss, and caffeine consumption should not exceed 4-5 cups of coffee and tea a day.
The risk of osteoporosis is also increased by smoking which interferes with oestrogen production.
Regular, but not excessive exercise, from an early age is extremely important as a preventative measure. Bones respond to the stresses and strains involved in exercise by becoming denser and therefore stronger.
Many post-menopausal women can benefit from hormone replacement therapy, which replaces waning stores of oestrogen. It is strongly recommended that you consult with your doctor first before commencing on any form of hormone treatment.
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