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All About Your Bones with Dr. Marci Goolsby & Dr. Alana Serota (Episode 53)

In this “Hit Play Not Pause” podcast interview, HSS experts Marci A. Goolsby, MD, sports medicine physician and co-director of the Women's Sports Medicine Center and Alana C. Serota, MD, CCFP, CCD, physician in the Department of Metabolic Bone Disease at HSS, discussed bone density and resiliency after menopause.

According to Dr. Goolsby, “With bone health there are things you can control and things you can’t control. We can’t control our genetics which plays a huge role in osteoporosis. Some bone loss over time is unavoidable and some aspects you may be able to slow.”

Dr. Serota underscored the bone is rich in estrogen receptors and that estrogen is important to maintaining bone density. She noted, “At the time of menopause and there’s less estrogen…there is very rapid bone loss in the first five years after the last menstrual period.”

Listen to the full episode at Podcasts.apple.com.