Today's Tip: How can I help slow bone loss after menopause?

To reduce bone loss after menopause, women are advised to get 1500 milligrams of calcium a day. For your body to be able to absorb calcium properly, you also need to get an adequate amount of vitamin D.

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Yesterday's Tip: How much calcium should a woman aim to get each day?

The National Institutes of Health Recommend that women get between 1,000 and 1,300 milligrams (mg) of calcium each day, depending on their age and whether they are pregnant or lactating. Foods rich in calcium include collard greens, milk cheese, yogurt, fortified orange juice, and fortified soy products.

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April 27, 2017: What might be triggering my hot flashes?

For some women, spicy food, alcohol, and caffeine trigger hot flashes.

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April 26, 2017: What is “perimenopause”?

Perimenopause is a term used to describe the transition period that women go through from their reproductive years to menopause.

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April 25, 2017: What causes menopause?

Natural menopause is the result of the cessation of both ovulation and associated hormone (estrogen and progesterone) production.

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April 24, 2017: I’ve just been diagnosed with gestational diabetes. Will it go away?

In most cases, gestational diabetes disappears after delivery, but women who have had it have a higher risk of developing Type 2 diabetes later in life.

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April 23, 2017: Roughly how many calories a day will nursing my baby require?

Providing breast milk for one baby burns, on average, about 500 calories per day.

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April 22, 2017: Is it OK to use insulin while I’m breast-feeding?

Yes — insulin is considered safe to take when pregnant or breast-feeding, and there have been no reported cases of adverse effects in babies. Diabetes pills, however, are not recommended for women who are breast-feeding.

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April 21, 2017: Can I breast-feed my child if I have diabetes?

Yes — while having diabetes can make breast-feeding more challenging, it is not considered a medical reason not to breast-feed.

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April 20, 2017: How might labor affect my blood glucose levels?

While labor leading to a vaginal delivery may lower a woman’s blood glucose level, a cesarean section can be stressful to the body and may raise the blood glucose level.

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