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What are side effects of the depo shot than can be prevented/helped?

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Dr. Mary David
Obstetrics & Gynecology
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In brief: Osteoporosis

Bone loss is a side-effect of Depo Provera (medroxyprogesterone) which resolves after discontinuing it.
It can be helped by doing weight bearing exercise, getting plenty of calcium, and avoiding carbonated beverages and cigarette smoke. Exercise and diet can also help limit the weight gain associated with Depo Provera (medroxyprogesterone). hope this helps.

In brief: Osteoporosis

Bone loss is a side-effect of Depo Provera (medroxyprogesterone) which resolves after discontinuing it.
It can be helped by doing weight bearing exercise, getting plenty of calcium, and avoiding carbonated beverages and cigarette smoke. Exercise and diet can also help limit the weight gain associated with Depo Provera (medroxyprogesterone). hope this helps.
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