4.2 Your Risk Of Broken Bones Increases With Menopause

Osteoporosis Affects 55% of Men and Women over 50

It's well-documented that the loss of your hormones after age 50 contributes to the loss of bone strength. Soon after your estradiol and testosterone levels decrease, your bone density also starts to go down.

While osteoporosis doesn't seem like a big deal to a younger person, it's one of the main reasons older people lose their independence and end up in an assisted living facility or a nursing home.

The great news is that optimizing your estradiol and testosterone (and to a lesser extent your progesterone) can prevent your bones from getting weak in the first place.

Optimal hormones can even reverse the bone loss that has already started, something no other treatment can do - including the most common drugs used to treat osteoporosis called bisphosphonates.