Osteoporosis Home Test – Learn About Symptoms of Osteoporosis Disease
Osteoporosis is a progressive disease in which the bones gradually become weaker and weaker, causing changes in
posture and making the individual extremely susceptible to bone fractures.
The term osteoporosis, is derived from Latin, literally means “porous bones.” Osteoporosis primarily
affects women because of the physiological, nutritional, and hormonal differences between males and females.
This debilitating disease afflicts more women than heart disease, breast cancer, diabetes, stroke, or arthritis.
Half of all women between the ages of forty-five and seventy-five show signs of some degree of osteoporosis. Over
a third of that group, also suffer from serious bone deterioration. When a woman is between the ages of thirty and
thirty-five, bone mass, the amount of mineral in the bone, generally reaches its peak. It then begins to decline
and women between the ages of fifty-five and seventy typically experience a 30-40 percent bone loss.
Unfortunately, bone loss causes no symptoms while it is occurring, so it goes unnoticed until significant loss has
occurred. It is very common for a woman to be completely unaware of having osteoporosis until what should have been
a minor accident causes her to break a bone, often a wrist or hip. If osteoporosis becomes quite advanced, even an
enthusiastic hug can result in cracked or broken ribs. The vertebrae are subject to what are called compression fractures,
crowding the nerves of the spine and various internal organs and causing a loss of height as bone loss advances.
This can be very painful. It is this compression that causes the “dowager’s hump” that many women develop
as they age. Osteoporosis can also be a contributing factor in tooth loss; when the structure of the jawbone weakens,
it can no longer hold the teeth firmly in place.
Many women mistakenly believe that osteoporosis is something they need be concerned about only after menopause.
Recent evidence indicates that osteoporosis often begins early in life and is not strictly a postmenopausal problem.
Although bone loss accelerates after menopause, as a result of the drop in estrogen levels, the bone building activity
also decreases as a result of the drop in progesterone. This begins in the premenopausal years.
How Does Estrogen and Progesterone Effect Bone Health?
Bones are living tissue and they grow as the body grows, mend when broken and continually mend themselves throughout
life. There are two types of cells important in the development and maintenance of healthy bones, osteoclasts and
osteoblasts. Osteoclasts are the cells that cause the breakdown of old bone tissue whereas osteoblasts are the cells
that stimulate the formation of new bone tissue.
Osteoporosis is bone loss as the result of osteoclasts dominance. When more bone is being absorbed by the osteoclasts
cells than is being made by the osteoblasts cells, then osteoporosis will result.
Dr. John Lee’s research demonstrates that natural progesterone supplementation stimulates osteoblasts which produce
new bone to fill the spaces left when osteoclasts has removed old bone.
Dr. Lee’s research demonstrated that natural progesterone prevents osteoporosis but more importantly will reverse
osteoporosis so that bones regain their normal bone mineral density. Dr. Lee and other researchers demonstrated that
20mg. of progesterone a day typically leads to a 15% increase of bone mineral density in the first year and 30% over
3 years. Dr. Lee states that if the objective of taking progesterone is to reverse osteoporosis, Vitamin C, Vitamin
D, magnesium and calcium are also recommended as an overall regime. For these additional supplements to be effective,
the body’s hormones must be balanced by applying a good progesterone cream.
Progesterones Role in Making New Bone
There are little cells that migrate through the bone and they are sniffing out areas where there is old bone- bone
that was made 10 years ago. When they find those areas they dissolve them away. Those are called the osteoclast cells.
It is kind of like PacmanT in the arcades, PacmanT comes in and eats up the old bone, and a little space called a
lacuna is left, like a little lake – a little emptiness. Here comes the osteoblast. Although they are related to
the osteoclast, they are different. They come in and they put in nice thick new bone. The new bone can be stronger
than the old bone that was removed. That is amazing!!
The osteoblasts only do this at the places where the osteoclasts have eaten out old bone. So the bone is always
being made, unmade, and then made again. The timing of making a hard bone like the femur the leg bone, is about 14-15
years for complete turnover. 100% brand new, all the minerals, all the vitamins all parts of it including the collagen,
the entire part, brand new. This is continuously made. This means every year only 1/15 is being worked on, so it
is a slow turnover time. Whereas, the bones in your back and in your heal have a turnover time of about 5 years,
totally brand new in 5 years. However part was 4 years ago, part 3 years ago and so on. So new bone is made, and
then it rests until the time for remaking comes around again 5 or 6 or 15 years later.
This is the whole way bones are made. Progesterone’s role is to stimulate these osteoblasts to make new bone. What
estrogen does is to help slow up PacmanT, the osteoclast. Estrogen does not do anything to make new bone, this is
standard, and it is being taught now.
Osteoporosis – Reverse It!
Dr. Lee has stated that he didn’t know anything about progesterone back in 1976 (even after 20 years of practice).
All he knew was that he had patients with osteoporosis. Osteoporosis is a major disorder. It is the most common and
most expensive metabolic disorder that happens to women. Dr. John Lee states that when he was in medical school they
called it menopausal osteoporosis, or postmenopausal. But once bone mineral density tests were available, simple
x-rays did not have to be relied upon.
It was discovered that the average women once she reaches menopause has already lost 30% of her bone mass. It’s
not a menopausal thing. It starts when you are 35 years old and you loose bone progressively even though you are
having periods. Right there, you know it is not due to estrogen lack. You have plenty of estrogen and you still have
it. Although bone loss accelerates a little bit when estrogen falls at menopause it can recover from that too.
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