A 54-year-old member asked:
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is it possible for women to prevent that "hump" in the upper back in elderly years?

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Dr. Thomas Wright
28 years experience Phlebology
Diet, activity: Vitamin d and calcium deficiencies possibly contribitute to spinal weakness and the small fractures that lead to 'dowager's hump.' estrogen loss also contributes to loss of bone density. Activity and keeping the back musculature healthy can also help. Weight training can help as well.
Answered on Aug 21, 2013
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