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Does hormone replacement therapy prevent osteoporosis?

Does hormone replacement therapy prevent osteoporosis?

Yes, an option: There are many things you can do to avoid osteoporosis. Things you can't change: your family history, race, aging. Things you can change: get adequate calcium: 1500 mg per day, vit d 2000 iu per day, physical activity: 150 minutes per week (or 50 jumps per day), have normal tsh, get regular screening, and know your personal risk factors. Have a frax score done to help you decide what to do. ...Read more

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Dr. PHILIP WALLER
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Osteoporosis (Definition)

Currently it is better to think of osteoporosis as a condition where the bone is weakened, and can be managed or treated rather than cured. This is usually performed by dietary modifications, ingestion of supplemental calcium, vitamin d and a class of agents notice the bisphosphonates. These are usually delivered via oral or intramuscular injection on a weekly or monthly ...Read more


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How can I prevent osteoporosis at a young age?

How can I prevent osteoporosis at a young age?

Prevent osteoporosis: Although genetics do play a big role in the development of osteoporosis, there are things you can do to minimize the risk of getting it later in life: maintain healthy diet (adequate calcium and vitamin d intake), regular weight bearing exercise before and after menopause, don't smoke, drink alcohol only in moderation, maintain healthy weight (do not overdiet to the point of anorexia...). ...Read more

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What can be done to help prevent osteoporosis? I know drinking milk is a good start but what else can I do to ensure my bones stay healthy?

What can be done to help prevent osteoporosis? I know drinking milk is a good start but what else can I do to ensure my bones stay healthy?

Osteoporosis basics: You must do 3 things to avoid osteoporosis: eat enough ca (usually 1000 - 1200mg/day) absorb it into your blood which requires vit d (600 - 800iu/day) get the calcium from your blood to the bone which requires 30 - 60 minutes of weight bearing exercise each day. Many things folks do are bad for the bones: smoking, excess alcohol, many drugs. ...Read more

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How can I prevent osteoporosis from becoming worse?

How can I prevent osteoporosis from becoming worse?

Diet, exersice &meds: Osteoporosis can have many causes, but can be treated. Eliminate smoking, limit sodas, eat a healthy balanced diet with plenty of calcium, vitamins c and d. Weight bearing exercises help increase bone mass, strenght and balance training helps to prevent falls. Talk to your doctor about prescription medications that halt bone loss and/or encourage bone growth. Get a bone mineral density study. ...Read more

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What is the best way for a woman to prevent osteoporosis?

Supplements: At your age you should take calcium 1200 mg per day and vitamin d3 1000 units per day and do impaction type exercises like running. ...Read more

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What guidance would you provide to someone to prevent osteoporosis?

What guidance would you provide to someone to prevent osteoporosis?

Diet and exercise.: Assuming there are normal menstrual periods a calcium intake of 800-1000 mg daily from food and/or supplements and about 1000 units vitamin d3 daily should help prevent bone loss. Moderate weight bearing exercise, avoidance of cigarettes and modest amounts of alcohol would also help. ...Read more

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Is there something I could do naturally to prevent osteoporosis, without drugs?

Is there something I could do naturally to prevent osteoporosis, without drugs?

There are several: A diet rich in calcium (dairy, dark green vegetables, fortified foods) and vitamin d (fish, eggs, liver, fortified foods) can help. A little sun exposure stimulates your skin to make vitamin d. Avoid or limit smoking, alcohol, and sodas. Muscle building exercises stimulate bones to take in more calcium. Many prescription meds can cause bone loss; talk to your doctor about these. ...Read more

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What is a better source of calcium to prevent osteoporosis?

Diet/exercise: Best thing to prevent osteoporosis is routine exercise... Many calcium supplements out there...Find one with vitamin d. Dietary calcium with dairy products is a good base. ...Read more

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When should I start taking medication to prevent osteoporosis?

Immediately: Development of osteoporosis is suspected to begin in adolescence. Lifestyle changes that may help prevent this include avoiding phosphate drinks such as soda, ensuring adequate vitamin d and calcium intake, and regular weightbearing exercises. It is recommended that women undergo testing for osteoporosis if risk factors are present around the time of menopause. ...Read more

Dr. Stephen Scholand
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Hormone (Definition)

A hormone (from greek ὁρμή, "impetus") is a chemical released by a cell or a gland in one part of the body that sends out messages that affect cells in other parts of the organism. Only a little amount of hormone is required to alter cell metabolism. In essence, it is a chemical messenger that transports a signal from ...Read more


Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Hormone Therapy (Definition)

Any hormone given from externally (body not being able to make it enough for its own need, or as a form of medication to achieve certain goal) comes under this category. Estrogen in menopause; thyroxine for hypothyroidism, Insulin in dm are all in this category; so are ...Read more