Oral Contraceptives Escanaba MI

Young women who take oral contraceptives, aka the Pill, can reduce their risk of developing osteoporosis later in life, but only if they increase their dietary calcium intake now, new research shows. Previous studies indicate the Pill might interfere with optimal bone mass development in adolescents and young women, making them prone to postmenopausal bone loss and fractures. About 80 percent of American women have taken oral contraceptives during their teens and 20s, key bone-building years.

Kristina Rae Vandermark, MD
3409 Ludington St
Escanaba, MI
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Wayne State Univ Sch Of Med, Detroit Mi 48201
Graduation Year: 2000

Data Provided by:
Jeffrey Charles Stieve, MD
(906) 786-9876
3500 Ludington St Ste 210
Escanaba, MI
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Mi State Univ Coll Of Human Med, East Lansing Mi 48824
Graduation Year: 1989
Hospital
Hospital: St Francis Hospital, Escanaba, Mi
Group Practice: Osf Medical Group

Data Provided by:
Peter W Burns
(906) 786-5707
3409 Ludington St
Escanaba, MI
Specialty
Obstetrics & Gynecology

Data Provided by:
David Lawrence Hamacher
(906) 233-9500
126 S 25th St
Escanaba, MI
Specialty
Obstetrics & Gynecology

Data Provided by:
David L. Hamacher
(906) 233-9500
126 south 25th street suite B
escanaba, MI
Specialty
General Gynecology only,
Education
English
Professional Memberships
St. Francis Hospital, Schoolcraft Memorial

Peter William Burns, MD
(906) 786-1356
3409 Ludington St Ste 204
Escanaba, MI
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Wi Med Sch, Madison Wi 53706
Graduation Year: 1982

Data Provided by:
David Lawrence Hamacher, MD
(906) 786-1356
126 S 25th St
Escanaba, MI
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Mi State Univ Coll Of Human Med, East Lansing Mi 48824
Graduation Year: 1988

Data Provided by:
Dr.David Hammacher
(906) 233-9500
3409 Ludington St # 100
Escanaba, MI
Gender
M
Speciality
Gynecologist (OBGYN)
General Information
Accepting New Patients: Yes
RateMD Rating
4.5, out of 5 based on 2, reviews.

Data Provided by:
Juan Manuel Perez
(906) 786-5707
3409 Ludington St
Escanaba, MI
Specialty
Obstetrics & Gynecology

Data Provided by:
Carolyn M Johnston
(734) 647-8906
1500 East Medical Center Dr
Ann Arbor, MI
Specialty
Obstetrics & Gynecology, Gynecology / Oncology

Data Provided by:
Data Provided by:

Taking the Pill? Add More Calcium

Provided by: 

Young women who take oral contraceptives, aka the Pill, can reduce their risk of developing osteoporosis later in life, but only if they increase their dietary calcium intake now, new research shows. Previous studies indicate the Pill might interfere with optimal bone mass development in adolescents and young women, making them prone to postmenopausal bone loss and fractures. About 80 percent of American women have taken oral contraceptives during their teens and 20s, key bone-building years.

Purdue University researchers tracked 135 healthy women aged 18 to 30 who consumed less than 800 mg per day of dietary calcium. (Recommended intake is 1,000 mg per day.) They compared contraceptive users (57 of the study’s women) to non-users. Each set of women was divided into three groups: One continued eating low levels of calcium, the second added more low-fat, calcium-rich dairy foods to their diet, and the third ate high levels of dietary calcium.

After a year, contraceptive takers who did not increase their dairy intake lost about 1.4 to 2 percent more bone mass density in their hips and spine than those who ate higher quantities of calcium-rich foods. Women who did not take the Pill maintained normal bone density. While 1 to 2 percent sounds small, even tiny bone-mass changes during youth is significant in the long run. And bone loss is compounded each year a woman takes the Pill.

Copyright 1999-2009 Natural Solutions: Vibrant Health, Balanced Living/Alternative Medicine/InnoVisi...