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Is HRT a necessary preventive measure for every menopausal woman or only those that are at risk of osteoporosis? I'm aware of hrt's potential risks

Is HRT a necessary preventive measure for every menopausal woman or only those that are at risk of osteoporosis? I'm aware of hrt's potential risks

Many benefits: Hrt is known to reduce the risk of stroke, heart attack, colon cancer, alzheimers' disease, and osteporosis - when started at the time of menopause. Almost all studies show that women who take HRT are healthier and live longer than women who do not take hrt. There are few contraindications to hrt. Additional benefits include decreased hot flushes, decreased insomnia, and decreased vaginal dryness. ...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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Considering going back on hrt. Is it safe if you have no history of breast cancer? Also am at risk for osteoporosis which i think HRT helps.

Considering going back on hrt. Is it safe if you have no history of breast cancer? Also am at risk for osteoporosis which i think HRT helps.

Check with you Dr.: This is an important question as many women in your age group face this situation. Estrogen replacement or hrt will definitely benefit some women. There are risks and these should be discussed with your primary care doctor or gyn. Factors to consider is osteoporosis, breast cancer family history, genetics and current past medical history. ...Read more

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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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Chemical structure of corticosteroids and testosterone are similar , does T have corticosteroids side effects? Like osteoporosis , edema etc (For HRT)

Chemical structure of corticosteroids and testosterone are similar , does T have corticosteroids side effects? Like osteoporosis , edema etc
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Age 21: You have asked a few questions but I am not sure what issues you have. If you have low testosterone at age 21 you must see an Endocrinologist! Do you have problems with corticosteroids? Can happen but not often at your age. Osteoporosis is very uncommon at your age. Why would you need Hormone replacement therapy at your age? I would appreciate getting more information from you! ...Read more

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I am a 41 year old woman. I had a full hysterectomy in my early 30's. I have been able to stay of HRT but lately my moods, hot flashes etc. Are out of controll. Do I need to consider hrt?

I am a 41 year old woman. I had a full hysterectomy in my early 30's. I have been able to stay of HRT but lately my moods, hot flashes etc. Are out of controll. Do I need to consider hrt?

Yes: Assuming your ovaries were removed at the time of the hysterectomy, i would encourage you to try estrogen replacement therapy. You are too young to be without estrogen. No estrogen can cause bone and vaginal problems in addition to the symptoms you describe. ...Read more

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Can osteoporosis be treated?

Can osteoporosis be treated?

Osteoporosis treat: Osteoporosis can be treated. At your age it would be unusual to go right to a prescription unless it was severe, you already had fractures, or other medical conditions you might have. For most people your age, a good diet and exercise will go a long way towards good bone health. ...Read more

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How is osteoporosis diagnosed?

How is osteoporosis diagnosed?

Bone density testing: The best test is a bone density test (known as a dxa scan). This painless test measures the density of your bones. Your doctor uses this test to predict the risk of bone fracture in the future. Sometimes a spine or hip xray can show fractures of your spine/vertebra which can indicate undiagnosed osteoporosis but usually the first test is the dxa scan. ...Read more

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Is having osteoporosis serious?

Is having osteoporosis serious?

Yes: Osteoporosis increases the risk of fractures which can lead to chronic back pain, hip fractures are also very serious and have increased morbidity and mortality. In other words people don't do well after hip fracture and may never fully recover. ...Read more

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What is osteoporosis? Who gets it?

Osteoporosis.: Osteoporosis is demineralization (loss of calcium) of the bone. It comes in two types, osteopenia which is the condition of weakening bone which precedes osteoporosis. Risk factors include menopause, immobility, chronic steroid use, hyperparathyroidism, etc. ...Read more

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What are some signs of osteoporosis?

What are some signs of osteoporosis?

Bone fragility: Easy fractures of bone under minimal or normal conditions. Repeated fractures, stress fractures, spinal compression fractures, etc. Loss of height due to spinal compression fractures. Back pain, developing back hump. ...Read more

Dr. Bryan Treacy
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Hormone Replacement Therapy (Definition)

Usually done to provide the hormones that would be deficient upon surgical removal or inactivity or malfunction of a hormone producing gland or organ. The endocrinologist is the medical specialist that specializes amongst other things , in doing just that. Insulin/glucagon-pancreas, thyroid hormone-thyroid, ovaries, testicles, hypothalamus, ...Read more


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