Delay in Diagnosis of Menopause-like Condition in Young Women Linked to Low Bone Density – 7
Narrator: This is NIH Health Matters.
Dr. Nelson: The teen years are a critical time for building bone for young women.
Narrator: Dr. Lawrence Nelson is with the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development. He says that the menstrual cycle is linked to the function of the ovary and when women and teens are having regular menstrual cycles, itís a sign that their ovary is making the hormones they need to help bones absorb calcium.
Dr. Nelson: So mothers and daughters need to be paying attention to the menstrual cycle as a vital sign and as a sign that their hormones are there to help them build strong bones.
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