Our expert says:
I assume you have gone through the menopause already. Were you on any hormone replacement therapy?
If yes, this would have helped protecting the bones. You also need to go for a bone density measurement to determine what the state of your bone mass is and whether you need active therapy. Other lifestyle measurements i.e. a diet rich in dairy with a calcium intake of at least 1000mg per day, regular weightbearing exercise, no smoking and a limited alcohol intake will also help maintain bone mass. If you want more inforamtion, please contact me at the National Osteoporosis Foundation on 021 931 7894.
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