Your bones are constantly undergoing turnover. On the one hand some bone content is being resorbed and on the other hand more is being built. Building bones is a normal function that goes unnoticed. There is normally a balance between building and resorbing.

When this balance is upset there could be osteoporosis and fractures. If this happens in the vertebrae it causes the back to be bent over or hump back. During menopause approximately 35 % of bone mass can be lost.

To determine this a Bone Mineral Density (BMD) x-ray is done. The results are analyzed and reported as normal, osteopenia (low density) or osteoporosis (critically low). Regular physical activity, Vitamin D3 and Calcium intake, and if needed medical treatment will help protect your bones. It is important to avoid smoking, alcohol, caffeine and steroids.