Nurse Mary

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What are some food choices that can help strengthen my bones?

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April 22, 2014 at 3:08pm


I feel like I continue to gain weight while on Hormone Replacement Therapy (HRT). I've exercised five to six times a week since I was 18 years old. I also do cardio five days a week.  

I went on bio-identical HRT three years ago and my body composition has changed in an awful way. I have gained roughly 10 pounds. Is it the hormones or would it have happened anyway? I get so down about it that I feel like I don't want to go to the gym anymore because it's a waste of my time.

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April 18, 2014 at 5:50am

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