Up to 20 percent of bone loss occurs in women in their first five years of menopause. So it is imperative for physicians to discuss and institute a bone loss prevention plan when the first signs of menopause appear, says women’s health specialist Holly L. Thacker MD, FACP, Director, Cleveland Clinic Center for Specialized Women’s Health; Professor, Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine of Case Western Reserve University; and Executive Director of Speaking of Women’s Health.

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