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how can i mitigate the effects of osteoporosis? what lifestyle changes can i make to mitigate the effects of osteoporosis?

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Dr. Geoffrey Rutledge
Internal Medicine 41 years experience
Exercise, : Exercise, exercise, exercise, walking biking, mild aerobic and weight bearing exercises are the most effective ones. Appropriate calcium and vitamin d intake, recommendations for calcium are 1200 mg daily and vitamin d 800 iu daily. If you are a smoker you should know that cigarette smoking increases your risk of osteoporosis as well as high caffeine intake. A sedentary life is a sure recipe for osteoporosis in women after menopause.
Dr. Jason Boyer
Orthopedic Surgery 18 years experience
See below: Regular exercises that includes weight training is important as is maintaining the proper intake of calcium and vitamin d. You should discuss with your doctor the proper amounts and how to take them in. Depending on the severity of the osteoporosis, medications which boost bone density may be indicated as well. Your doctor can guide you with this.

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With love!: Changing diapers is simple, but remember to be careful. Turning your back on an infant of any age who is on a high counter or changing table is dangerous. Lay them down, open the diaper, hold their feet/legs up with one hand while cleaning their bottoms with your other hand (and a wipe or cloth!) then, place a new diaper under them, add some barrier cream, if desired, and seal them up!
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Is it safe to take osteoporosis medications while pregnant?

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A 35-year-old member asked:

How much estrogen can you ingest from foods before observing a noticeable change in physiology?

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Dr. Troy DeLong
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Varies GREATLY: Plant produced estrogens, also know as phytoestrogens, can vary greatly depending on the type of plant. Flax seed, soy, sesame seed are some foods at the top of the list. Some studies appear to show health benefits from increased consumption of these foods. The amount an individual can safely ingest varies greatly. Liver fuction is one of several determining factors.
A 35-year-old member asked:

Can I change my muscle size and definition?

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A 36-year-old female asked:

What are the causes of precancerous changes of the uterine lining?

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Dr. Annette Fineberg
Obstetrics and Gynecology 29 years experience
Excess estrogen: Your ovaries make estrogen every month and stimulate growth in the uterine lining. After ovulation they make Progesterone that matures the lining and prepares it for pregnancy. So, ovulation matures and sheds your lining every month and results on regular predictable periods. Pcos or perimenopause can result in prolonged missed ovulation and sometimes precancer.

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