A 53-year-old male asked:
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will taking calcium and vitamin k supplements cure osteoporosis and prevent fractures in an otherwise healthy 86 year old lady?

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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
Vit D and calcium: Vitamin D and calcium may help in reducing falls and could help in preventing fractures.
Answered on May 18, 2015
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Dr. Jalal Zuberi
44 years experience Pediatrics
Most likely not: At 86, an elderly lady is prone to osteoporotic changes in her bones due to hormonal changes that come with age. Calcium, Vit K as well as Vit D supplement are being used by millions of people but they are rarely curative but more preventative against serious complications.
Answered on Jul 8, 2017
Dr. Jovita Anyanwu
29 years experience Internal Medicine
No: It will neither cure nor prevent fractures. Protective hip covers, fall precautions may help. Use of phosphates will be individualized at 86
Answered on May 18, 2015

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