Menopause may cause bones to weaken and break more easily. This is called osteoporosis.
You may be able to prevent osteoporosis by:
- getting your daily recommended amounts of calcium and vitamin D
- engaging in regular weight-bearing exercise
- avoiding smoking and excessive alcohol.
Talk to your healthcare provider about osteoporosis. You may have a bone density test or be prescribed medication to prevent your bones from becoming weak and brittle. You can also call Osteoporosis Australia on (02) 9518 8140 or visit their website at www.osteoporosis.org.au