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Does hormone replacement therapy prevent osteoporosis?

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Dr. Diana Bitner
Obstetrics & Gynecology
7 doctors agree

In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Diana Bitner
Dr. Diana Bitner
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Dr. David LaMond
HRT is the gold standard for prevention of osteoporosis. In women who have a high risk of osteoporosis, with a standard/low risk of breast cancer; the pro's far outweigh the cons!
Dr. Denise Elser
Gynecology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: YES

Calcium, vit d and weight bearing exercise help prevent osteoporosis.
None of these alone, or in combination are as effective as estrogen in post menopausal women. Don't smoke and limit expsoure to steroids.

In brief: YES

Calcium, vit d and weight bearing exercise help prevent osteoporosis.
None of these alone, or in combination are as effective as estrogen in post menopausal women. Don't smoke and limit expsoure to steroids.
Dr. Denise Elser
Dr. Denise Elser
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Dr. Bryan Treacy
Gynecology

In brief: Yes

This is actually the agreed upon long term health benefit of hrt.
A study at creighton univ in the 1980s showed that even with adequate calcium & vit d women still lose 2% of their bone mass yearly if they are not on estrogen postmenopause. Despite all the controversy over estrogens, they do have some major health benefits.

In brief: Yes

This is actually the agreed upon long term health benefit of hrt.
A study at creighton univ in the 1980s showed that even with adequate calcium & vit d women still lose 2% of their bone mass yearly if they are not on estrogen postmenopause. Despite all the controversy over estrogens, they do have some major health benefits.
Dr. Bryan Treacy
Dr. Bryan Treacy
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