Women, after the age of puberty undergo cyclic changes known as “menstruation” which continues to happen until they cross middle age. These periodic changes brings a lot more than discomfort and pain, usually it is stated that discomfort stops after cessation of menstruation but in major cases rise of complications comes just after this phase commonly known as post-menopausal period. Post menopause is the state which hampers, both physical as well as mental health of women, therefore it is important to manage all the characteristics in postmenopausal women that occur due to aging and other physiological changes. Especially when problems associated with post menopause results into “bone loss”.

Why menopausal women are at risk

There are multiple reasons why women are more likely to get osteoporosis than men, including:

Women tend to have smaller, thinner bones than men.

Estrogen, a hormone in women that protects bones, decreases sharply when women reach menopause, which can cause bone loss.

Relation between menopause & estrogen

Menopause is nothing but a permanent cessation of menstruation at the end of reproductive life due to loss of ovarian follicular activity. While climacteric is a physiological period in a woman’s life during which there is a regression of ovarian function.

Pre and post-menopause period around menopause is 40-55 years approximately.

The process of deterioration starts at the age of 45 years when only a few primordial follicles remain to be stimulated by FSH and LH.

During this phase of women's life, effective folliculogenesis is impaired and there is a significant fall in estrogen production. Ultimately, due to physiological changes GnRH, FSH, LH decline along with the decline of estrogen. This decline in hormones leads to various organ changes and leads to various symptoms and the most common is bone loss or osteoporosis.

Osteoporosis is a disease characterized by diffuse skeletal lesion in which normally mineralized bone is decreased in mass to the point that it no longer provides adequate mechanical support to the body and then reaching to a point where conditions such as fracturejoint pain becomes a serious concern for women.

After menopause, almost no estrogens are secreted by the ovaries. This estrogen deficiency leads to:

(1.) Increased osteoclastic activity in the bones.

(2.) Decreased bone matrix

(3.) Decreased deposition of bone calcium and phosphate.

The production of estrogens by the ovaries decreases as the number of primordial follicles approaches zero. When estrogen production falls below a critical value, the estrogens by the ovaries fall virtually to zero in spite of large quantities of the gonadotropins FSH and LH. The period of hormonal transition before menopause, also known as the menopausal transition can be uneventful or can be a time of significant symptoms. The symptoms that begin with the menopause transition usually continue into the postmenopausal period.

Although Major determinants of osteoporosis in postmenopausal women is estrogen deficiency and aging process, clinically it is seen that there is an accelerated phase of bone loss of up to 1-3% per year in females in the 5-10 years following the menopause.

What’s Your Risk?

Osteoporosis and bone health issues vary from case to case with different ages and ethnic backgrounds. Pre-menopausal women, postmenopausal women, and older women are most at risk for osteoporosis; however, bone along with low bone density in postmenopausal women is the most common among other groups.

What YOU Can Do Now

Most people don’t have the opportunity that you have right now: You can build denser, strong bones now in a way that wasn’t possible earlier and set you up to have stronger bones during or current phase of menopause. The recipe for bone health is simple:

-Get enough calcium & vitamin D

-Eat a well-balanced diet

-Do 15 mins workout or yoga daily

-Don’t smoke or drink

-Built stronger bone with “boniheal” 

Understanding the need of “bone health in women” Aimil pharmaceuticals launched an adequate bone therapy with “BONIHEAL”, an innovative Phyto-mineral therapy for women of all ages by supplementing four unique types of calcium via calcium carbonate, calcium oxide, calcium sulfate, and calcium silicate in bioactive form along with Vitamin D, K to prevent post-menopausal related bone loss.

Knowing lack of nutritional value in women BONIHEAL combat most nutritional rich plant in the world Alfalfa also known as the “father of all foods” in order to fulfill the nutritional needs of bone health of women alongside BONIHEAL also provide Shatavari (Asparagus racemosus) which is a good source of phytoestrogen maintaining the hormonal downfall in post-menopausal phase. This is the reason why BONIHEAL stands out as an effective formulation to fight bone loss during post-menopause.

“Women with strong bone stands stronger”

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