What factors can affect bone loss in women?

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Between ages 45 to 55, bone loss occurs at varying degrees. For instance, I have women patients who are in their 50s with extremely strong bones who have no signs of osteoporosis, while some patients as young as 35 have early signs of the disease and must take medication to try to boost bone density. You may lose bone faster or slower than others, depending on these factors: activity level, calcium intake, family history, medications taken, lifestyle habits such as smoking or drinking alcohol, time of menopause, and estrogen replacement therapy after menopause.

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