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A 53-year-old female asked:

I was told i have severe osteoporosis but it was a mistake, spine is -2.3 should i continue taking strontum r ? i only have one kidney and am worried.

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Dr. Bernard Seif
Clinical Psychology 41 years experience
Strontium is sold: Over the counter in us but is regulated in europe. It is a mineral. Talk w/your doc. He/she may suggest calcium w/cofactors such as d, biron, etc. Peace and good health.
Dr. Alan Feldman
42 years experience
Osteopenia: It sounds like you have osteopenia. Unless you have had a previous fracture, at your age, it is unlikely that you would have a frax score to support using a drug for treating your bones. Are you referring to strontium ranelate? This is available in europe not the us. Strontium supplements in the us are not the same and have no data to support that they are effective for osteoporosis.

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