Navigation Links
Hormone contraceptives lead to bone problems

New research confirms that the main ingredient in the -- depo medroxyprogesterone acetate or DMPA -- can cause significant bone loss when used long term. The younger you are when you begin using this contraceptive, the greater your risk of bone-related problems later in life. //

From the time we are born, well into middle age, our bone mass is constantly breaking down and re-building, usually in a well-balanced design that keeps bone density -- the thickness and strength of our bones -- in check. In women, one of the key factors involved in the bone-making process is the hormone estrogen. As we age, however, we start to lose more than we make, causing our skeleton to grow more fragile. In women, the start of this process is often marked by menopause, a time when, not coincidentally, estrogen levels dramatically decline.

Now, researchers say that DMPA, which blocks pregnancy by suppressing estrogen production and stopping ovulation, has the same effect on the bones as menopause -- preventing a woman from making new bone fast enough to keep up with the level of bone loss.

The most significant dangers linked to DMPA, say other experts, occur when taken by young women whose skeletons are not yet fully formed. Those problems include a high risk of the bone-thinning disorder osteoporosis, as well as increased risk of broken bones, including hips, knees and ankles.


Page: 1

Related medicine news :

1. Levothyroxine Thyroid Hormone Replacement, Approved for Hypothyroidism
2. Hormone replacement Therapy a headache
3. Ovarian cancer in relationship with Hormone therapy
4. Hormone treatment helps obese people slim down
5. Hormone Deficiency Results In Miscarriage
6. Hormones Linked To Migraines
7. Hormone replacement therapy helps women
8. Decrease of Hunger Hormone after Obesity Surgery
9. Possible benefits of Hormone Replacement Therapy
10. Hormone replacement therapy improves sexual function
11. Hormone therapy provides no heart benefit
Post Your Comments:

(Date:12/1/2015)... ... 01, 2015 , ... Florida Hospital Tampa is the first health care provider in ... of Florida. , vBloc® Therapy is a vagal blocking therapy, delivered via the Maestro® System, ... mass index (BMI) of at least 40 to 45 kg, or a BMI of at ...
(Date:12/1/2015)... ... ... Dr. Paul Vitenas, one of the top cosmetic surgeons in Texas ... the Best Single Physician Practice in the nation. Dr. Vitenas and his practice were ... the industry publication. , Dr. Vitenas said he was very honored to receive ...
(Date:12/1/2015)... , ... December 01, 2015 , ... ... the 7th Annual 2015 Golden Bridge Business Awards under the New Products and ... zero capex web based sample management software that helps labs organize ...
(Date:12/1/2015)... ... December 01, 2015 , ... For ... mark the film for accurate interpretation by the radiologist. The marking utensils are ... from Sacramento, Calif., has found a way to alleviate this problem. , He ...
(Date:12/1/2015)... ... December 01, 2015 , ... McLean, VA., December ... a fixed price per sprint agile development contract to support the National Geospatial-Intelligence ... five years, provides software engineering, infrastructure, as well as operations and sustainment support ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:12/1/2015)... VERONA, Virginia , 1 de diciembre ... líder en tecnología para cuchillas de precisión, ... un programa de identidad de marca. El ... en el diseño y la ingeniería de ... toda la diferencia". ...
(Date:12/1/2015)... 2015 During the recent 2015 Transcatheter ... Francisco, CA , Medinol Ltd. continued to ... During a satellite symposium, "The BioNIR eDES: The ... Restenosis", a renowned physician panel discussed the key ... Coronary Stent System and the Medinol eDES Coronary ...
(Date:12/1/2015)... -- Relmada Therapeutics, Inc. (OTCQB: RLMD), a clinical-stage company developing ... that the company will present at the LD Micro Main ... Luxe Sunset Boulevard Hotel in Los Angeles, CA. ... will present on Thursday, December 3, at 9:00 am Pacific ... register at least 10 minutes prior to the start of ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: