A 53-year-old male asked:
will taking calcium and vitamin k supplements cure osteoporosis and prevent fractures in an otherwise healthy 86 year old lady?
3 doctor answers
Dr. Gurmukh Singh answered
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
Dr. Jalal Zuberi answered
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
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