Posts Tagged ‘Bone Loss’
Mothers sacrifice many things for their children. But did you know that they sacrifice their bones? Children come first, even at the xpense of the mother’s bone health.
Before childbirth, protein, calcium, and other nutrients are directed toward the baby, at the expense of the mother’s health if necessary. After childbirth it gets worse. Nursing mothers must supply enough calcium, protein and other nutrients for the child to more than double in size. Bones are particularly hard hit as the baby’s bones begin to take on more and more calcium.
Use It Or Loose It applies to bone strength. We all know that muscle must be used to remain strong. Orthopedic surgeons have known for decades that unused bone disappears. Put a leg in a cast for 2-3 months, and it is years before bone and muscle size and strength fully return.
Bone strength is much easier to maintain than rebuild. You cannot put off regular moderate exercise until “next year”. What is lost, is lost. Even medications can only partially help to replace it.
Maybe you can get 2 beneficial effects with only 1 medication! Some women can with Evista (Raloxifene). Are you one of those women?
If you are at High Risk for Invasive Breast Cancer, Evista is FDA approved for prevention. If you are also at risk for developing Osteoporosis, Evista is FDA approved for prevention and treatment.