Our expert says:
You are not doing anything wrong. Calcium supplements help a little, but not enough to prevent the menopausal drop in bone density. Natural supplements sometimes help with hot flushes, etc, but do not improve bone density. Your options are HRT, Fosamax ( a drug used for this purpose which also has side effects) or take the risks associated with the low bone density. HRT has been associated with an increase in breast cancer, but not really with the other conditions you mention unless you have undelying heart/blood pressure problems.
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