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Does menopause cause bone loss?

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Dr. Denise Elser
Gynecology
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In brief: Yes

Estrogen promotes healthy bones.
With menopause, estrogen levels fall. Many women experience a rapid loss of bone in the 1st 2 yrs after menopause. Estrogen therapy (et) starting at the time of menopause can slow down /prevent this bone loss. Starting et much later does not reverse osteoporosis. Promote bone health by taking ca, vit d, participate in weight bearing exercise, and don't smoke.

In brief: Yes

Estrogen promotes healthy bones.
With menopause, estrogen levels fall. Many women experience a rapid loss of bone in the 1st 2 yrs after menopause. Estrogen therapy (et) starting at the time of menopause can slow down /prevent this bone loss. Starting et much later does not reverse osteoporosis. Promote bone health by taking ca, vit d, participate in weight bearing exercise, and don't smoke.
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Dr. Paula Hillard
Obstetrics & Gynecology

In brief: It can

After menopause, many women have an acceleration of bone loss.
Ask your doctor about risk factors for bone loss (thin, smoker, family history of osteoporosis, use of some medicines).

In brief: It can

After menopause, many women have an acceleration of bone loss.
Ask your doctor about risk factors for bone loss (thin, smoker, family history of osteoporosis, use of some medicines).
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