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What is Osteoporosis?

Why 55+ Ladies Need to Worry About Osteoporosis

All women of a certain age go through menopause.  This brings their biological capabilities of childbearing to an end and in some senses, newfound freedom to their lives.  While it is all good on one front to reach this stage in life, menopause also raises the risk of so many illnesses that include osteoporosis.  Bones become brittle and weak when osteoporosis occurs.  The risk of osteoporosis is extremely high in women who go through menopause.  This is because, with menopause, the estrogen production in the body slows down.  It is Estrogen in our body that prevents the bones from becoming brittle and weak.  While it is not possible to stop menopause or the dwindling of estrogen production, you can prevent the onset of osteoporosis in other ways.

How to Handle Hair Loss as You Age

Loss of hair is a common occurrence with the aging process. Hair loss, in general, is a common process that the body undergoes. 90% of the hair on your head is growing as we speak. This growth phase lasts, most often, for two to six years. 10% of your hair only grows for approximately 2 to 3 months after, which it falls. This is replaced by new hair which grows on the same hair follicle. On average, you lose about 50 to 100 hairs a day. Hair usually grows at a typical rate of one inch per month. However, this process can slow down with age. Although men are more susceptive to hair loss, women too can have this problem. This is known as alopecia. There are many reasons why men and women lose their hair. This can range from medical to genetic to poor diet and hair care decisions. Most often, reasons for men’s hair loss is different from that of women.