BONE UP with Hormone Therapy with Dr. Kristi DeSapri

Season 2, Episode 111,   Jan 18, 01:30 AM

While many women are aware that hormone therapy is good for the bones, it is usually thought of as a side benefit. You know, women take hormone therapy because they are flashing or can’t sleep and then are told, are told, by the way ..estrogen will also help prevent bone loss. 

In the United States, there are 10 million women with OSTEOPOROSIS and 43 million women with OSTEOPENIA. Most of these women have no idea that they are at risk for a potentially life-changing or even fatal fracture and also have no idea that hormone therapy is a proven strategy to treat low bone mass and prevent osteoporosis. Today, I am joined by bone guru Dr. Kristi DeSapri to talk about the role of hormone therapy when it comes to low bone mass and osteoporosis.  

In response to questions that came in on social media, we address:
  • Is hormone therapy preventive against further bone loss or will it also help build bone? 
  • Is the same DOSE that prevents HOT FLASHES also going to protect your bones? 
  • When it comes to bone health, does it matter if you use TRANSDERMAL  or ORAL estrogen?
  • What about TESTOSTERONE? 
  • Can you use hormone therapy instead of bone-building drugs?
  • Is it ever TOO LATE to start hormone therapy to help your bones? 
  • And so much more… 
For more information on this topic: 

Episode 2:  Think Your Hot Flashes Can't Kill You? Think Again!

Episode 21:  Say Yes! to Testosterone for Women

Episode 46: Finding a Menopause Clinician Who Will Listen

Episode 51: Transdermal versus Oral Estrogen- What's the Difference?

Episode 59: Boning Up on Bones: Part 1 with Dr. Kristi Tough DeSapri 

Episode 61: Boning Up on Bones: Part 2 with Dr. Kristi Tough DeSapri 

Episode 67: How Long Can You Safely Take Hormone Therapy?

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Lauren Streicher, MD is a clinical professor of obstetrics and gynecology at Northwestern University’s Feinberg School of Medicine, and the founding medical director of the Northwestern Medicine Center for Sexual Medicine and Menopause. She is a certified menopause practitioner of the North American Menopause Society. 

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