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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. Erik Borncamp
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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


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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

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Are there any good ways to prevent osteoporosis while I am a teenager?

Good nutrition: Laying down bone when you are young means that you need to have good nutrition an calcium intake when you are young. It is like banking it for the future. Good sources include green leafy vegetables, milk, cheese, yogurt. ...Read more

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Does excess milk consumption prevent osteoporosis?

No: Milk will prevent calcium deficiency which causes excess bone loss but milk alone will not prevent osteoporosis. You will also need other nutrients and exercise. Also, excess milk or excess of any other food for a long period of time is not a good idea, eat a balanced diet for overall good health. ...Read more

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Do calcium supplements help prevent osteoporosis?

Do calcium supplements help prevent osteoporosis?

No: Absorption of calcium is greatly influenced by the presence or absence of other micronutrients. Calcium can decrease the rate of bone loss, especially in the elderly and in the presence of adequate levels of vitamin d. However, those with excessive bone loss would need an appropriate anti-osteoporosis therapy to prevent bone loss and fractures. ...Read more

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Can probiotics help prevent osteoporosis from taking warfarin?

Can probiotics help prevent osteoporosis from taking warfarin?

Osteoporosis: If your probiotics are in the form of yogurt, that can help you address the issue of osteoporosis by upping calcium intake. ...Read more

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How can I prevent osteoporosis?

How can I prevent osteoporosis?

See below: No smoking, no caffeine, regular weight bearing exercise, and a deit of foods rich in calcium and vitamin d. ...Read more

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How can I prevent osteoporosis?

How can I prevent osteoporosis?

Not always possible: Hi. Assuming no diseases that cause bone loss, you can help prevent osteoporosis with adequate calcium and vitamin D intake, healthy diet, weight-bearing exercise, and no smoking. There are drugs that can be used to help prevent osteoporosis in the setting of osteopenia, including bisphosphonates, the SERM raloxifene (in women), and estrogen use (in women). As a 25 yo man, your risk is very low. ...Read more

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What to do to prevent osteoporosis?

Weight bearing: Exercise as well as appropriate amounts of vitamin d & calcium supplementation. ...Read more

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I was wondering what are remedies to prevent osteoporosis?

Be ACTIVE. As the: Activities are the best therapy for preventing ; treating osteoporosis. Cause of osteop needs to be investigated so treatment for it is started. In majority the cause is age, inactivity, loss of hormones (like after menopause). Specifically some meds can cause it (steroids). Discuss with pcp/internist. Ensure you are taking vit d, calcium, healthy diet with a daily dose of exercises will help. ...Read more

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Does wearing a weighted vest during exercise help prevent osteoporosis?

Does wearing a weighted vest during exercise help prevent osteoporosis?

Osteoporosis: Not necessary to wear a weighted belt during exercise, such as cardiovascular work, to prevent osteoporosis. Weight bearing exercise, i.e light weight training is the rule along with supplementation of calcium and vitamin D3. ...Read more

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Dr. Krishna Kumar
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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


Dr. PHILIP WALLER
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Osteoporosis (Definition)

A condition in which bones ...Read more