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What does hormone replacement have to do with osteoporosis?

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Dr. Denise Elser
Specializes in Gynecology
Prevents: Women rapidly lose bone density (strength) in the first 2 years after menopause. Hormone replacement can slow or prevent that rapid loss, preventing osteopenia or the more severe osteoporosis.
Dr. Moises Perez
Pharmacology 18 years experience
It may help you!: There have been several studies using hormone replacement therapy rather than biphosphonates (boniva, actonel, (risedronate) etc) which is your typical primary care recommendation. If you were to visit a hormone specialist, then first line therapy may actually be hrt using estradiol, (used since the 1930's) testosterone and other human identical hormones. Visit www.Folsompharmacy.Com for a list of specialists.

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