A 41-year-old member asked:
What are alternatives to the perscription medications for osteoporosis?
2 doctor answers • 3 doctors weighed in
Dr. Mary Vankoanswered
Obstetrics and Gynecology 36 years experience
Osteroprosis: We recommend calcium and vitamin d and exercise but meds work. Do them.
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Dr. Marsha Nunleyanswered
Internal Medicine 38 years experience
Vit D,K and others: It takes more than just vit d and calcium. Vit k in the form of mk7, magnesium and trace minerals are important. Strontium can be helpful. Oxaloacetic acid has been shown to slow bone loss. Of course hormones can slow bone loss. Wt bearing and strength exercise are important. There are options besides biphosphonates.
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Last updated Mar 5, 2019
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