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A 26-year-old female asked:

my mother is 60 years old.she did dexa scan.tscore of lumbar spine- 2.6 , left wrist -1.8.what treatment should she take in addition to ca and vitamind?

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Dr. Jimmy Bowen
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 34 years experience
Osteoporosis: Osteoporosis treatments include the “basic cde’s” -- calcium(c), vitamin d (d), weight-bearing exercise (e), prevention of falls (f), and bone-friendly medicines.
Dr. Thomas Dowling
Orthopedic Spine Surgery 40 years experience
First one has to see: Why she has osteoporosis. Is it just related to age or issue related to systemic disease like thyroid or environmental like smoking or a combination including poor nutrition. She needs a medical evaluation and then based on her medical condition there are a variety of options up to and including options like reclast, (zoledronic acid) Prolia and forteo.

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Last updated Dec 26, 2014

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