Delay in Diagnosis of Menopause-like Condition in Young Women Linked to Low Bone Density – 1
Narrator: This is NIH Health Matters. Researchers at the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development have found that women and young girls with a menopause-like condition face an increased risk of low bone density. This may lead to osteoporosis, which makes bones weak and more likely to break.
Dr. Nelson: Bone health is something that is like our bank account.
Narrator: NICHD’s Dr. Lawrence M. Nelson:
Dr. Nelson: We need to build strong bones when we're young to help us avoid osteoporosis when we're older. And it turns out the hormones that come from the ovary that cause women to have regular cycles actually help them build strong bones.
Narrator: For information on bone health, visit www.niams.nih.gov. Health Matters is produced by the National Institutes of Health, part of the US Department of Health and Human Services.
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