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A 50-year-old female asked:

I can't take vitamin d & calcium due to sarcoid, i have compression fracture in spine what can i do to make bones strong?

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Dr. Joseph Mathews
Endocrinology 16 years experience
Talk to your doctor: About using different medications that can help your bones including bisphosphonates, Prolia or forteo. If you are being treated with chronic steroids for your sarcoidosis, it would be a good idea to be on a bisphosphonate. If you dr. Says it's ok, weight bearing exercise can also help strengthen your bones.
Dr. Terri Washington
Endocrinology 16 years experience
Discuss with your Dr: Taking calcium and vitamin d with sarcoidosis can put you at risk for hypercalcemia which can be dangerous if levels are high enough. D/w your doctor options for treatment of osteoporosis which increase medicines like bisphosphonates and if bone denisty is very severe a medicine to help build up the bone. Bisphosphonate can also keep ca lower if too high is a problem.

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Last updated Jun 30, 2014

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