Has anyone else gone through what to all intents and purposes seems to be a second menopause? Did this have an effect on your bones i.e. a further large drop in density?
Before you think I’ve gone mad let me explain a bit. I went through menopause at 54 luckily with no real symptoms. Then in 2020, at 65, I had a large tumour attached to an ovary and a further tumour on my vein and artery in my groin. This necessitated a total hysterectomy and appendectomy, fortunately both tumours were benign. In 2021 I started to have weight gain (not experienced previously) which I’ve not been able to completely lose and some hot flashes. So I’m wondering if my ovaries were still producing some oestrogen until the operation.
Apart from continuing with my usual osteo-friendly diet, exercise and supplements the only other thing I have done is increase my non gmo soya intake for the oestrogen mimicking properties. I have a dexa due later this year which I am planning to follow up with a rems scan for comparison and see what happens from there. My last dexa was in 2020, before my operation, and I was holding steady in osteopaenia, obviously I’m hoping this may still be the case but I’m bracing myself for a significant drop.