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are there natural treatments for osteoporosis?

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Dr. Visala Nanduri
Specializes in Internal Medicine
Diet and exercise: It is difficult to get all calcium and vitamin d from diet alone. Calcium and vit d supplements are a must. Green leafy veg. Provide mg and other supplements. Regular aerobic and muscle building exercise will atleast reduse progress of osteoporosis. Avoid risk factors like smoking. I would advise treating osteoporosis aggressively, given the high risk of fracture which in turn results in high morbidity and mortality.
Dr. Chaitanya Mamillapalli
Internal Medicine 20 years experience
No: osteoporosis requires multifaceted approach of treatment. Will need lifestyle changes as well as pharmacological treatment. In most cases of osteoporosis, natural treatments with calcium and vitamin D supplementation by itself will not be sufficient to treat osteoporosis.
Dr. Robert Lang
Endocrinology 52 years experience
Yes t: Strontium is a natural treatment used widely in europe. In europe there is a patented form of strontium that is prescribed as a drug, in the U.S., strontium citrate has been used for over 50 years. We have used 3 capsules of 227mg taken together, on an empty stomach for over 5 years with excellent results. Consult a doctor knowledgeable in this area to be sure it is effective.
Dr. Marshall Solomon
Podiatry 48 years experience
Depending of severit: Depending on severity. Have your calcium and d3 levels check. Calcium and vit d supplementation is beneficial. Good diet is important and avoiding excessive alcohol and no smoking.
Dr. J Ricardo Loret De Mola
Fertility Medicine 33 years experience
Also exercise improves bone density
Mar 10, 2013

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A 34-year-old member asked:

What are the symptoms of osteoporosis?

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Dr. PHILIP WALLER
Rheumatology 33 years experience
None: Most patients have no symptoms associated with bone loss until a fracture occurs. It is important to obtain a DEXA or bone density scan to measure bone density and see if osteoporosis or bone loss is occurring.
A 38-year-old member asked:

Is osteoporosis a disease or disorder?

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Dr. Jeffrey Miller
Rheumatology 51 years experience
Risk factor: Osteoporosis is the loss of calcium from bone with subsequent loss of structural strength. Therfore it should be considered a mechanical risk factor as there is no pain unless there is a fracture. Like a disease, osteoprosis has treaments that improve bone density and strength and reduce the risk of fracture. Testing for osteoporosis is considered similar to testing for breast cancer with mammog.
A 33-year-old member asked:

What are the grades or categories of osteoporosis?

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Dr. PHILIP WALLER
Rheumatology 33 years experience
See below: According to the world health organization. Normal bone is based on standard deviations of bone loss as compared to normal bone. The more negative the number the more bone loss. Normal 0 to -1 standard deviations, osteopenia is -1 to -2.5 standard deviations, and anything more negative then -2.5 standard deviations is osteoporosis.
A 44-year-old member asked:

What is osteoporosis risk at 80?

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Dr. PHILIP WALLER
Rheumatology 33 years experience
Possibly high: Obviously, a person at age 80, will have the potential for bone loss and a higher risk for osteoporosis. All people at 80 do not have osteoporosis, but i would suggest obtaining a DEXA scan or bone denisty to see exactly what your bone density is.
A 32-year-old member asked:

What increases my chances of osteoporosis?

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Dr. PHILIP WALLER
Rheumatology 33 years experience
See below: Risks for osteoporosis include increasing age increases risk for osteoporosis, postmenopausal state, being thin, white or Asian also increase the risk. The use of steroids such as Prednisone and other meds increase the risk. Diseases such as chronic kidney or liver disease inceases risk as do inflammatory bowel diseases. Lack of weight bearing exercise is also a risk. No calcium or vit d are risks.

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