Apr 30, 2019
By Zoomer Podcast Network
If you’re a woman of a certain age, you likely know what to expect during menopause. Those hot flashes, mood swings along with difficulty sleeping. But, you may be surprised to learn after menopause there is an increased risk for osteoporosis.
Osteoporosis is often referred to as a “silent” disease, because bone loss cannot be seen or felt. As a result, many women don’t know they have it until they break a bone.
Even though a woman is feeling great on the outside, her bones could be telling a different story on the inside. Bone breaks due to osteoporosis can occur in critical parts of the body, including the hip, pelvis and spine. And once a bone is broken due to osteoporosis, a woman is much more likely to break another bone within her lifetime. Joining Libby today to talk about the very latest in Osteoporosis prevention and treatment is the Medical Director of Amgen Canada Dr. Ponda Motsepe-Ditshego.