A member asked:

Diagnosed w/osteoporosis and spinal fractures high risk for more fractures is there anything i can do to gain bone mass w/out scary meds like fosamax (alendronate)?

5 doctors weighed in across 2 answers
Dr. Michael Gabor answered

Specializes in Diagnostic Radiology

already been diagnosed with osteoporosis, and already had fractures, medications may be the only way to make a significant improvement in your bone density. Lifestyle changes at this point will likely not make a big enough difference. Are you 28 years old? It is unusual to have osteoporosis as a young adult without an underlying medical condition.

Answered Feb 8, 2015


Dr. James Kayvanfar answered

Specializes in Orthopedic Surgery

First of all you need a medical evaluation including blood tests to find out why you have osteoporosis. You may have abnormal hormone levels, severely lacking vitamin D, or other problem which can be corrected. Medication named Forteo is the only medication currently available which builds new bone, improves bone quality, and helps with bone healing after a fracture. Fosamax does not.

Answered Sep 23, 2017



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