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A 37-year-old member asked:

What's the safest way to treat bone loss?

3 doctor answers8 doctors weighed in
Dr. Quang Nguyen
Specializes in Endocrinology
Many options: First, find out the cause of the bone loss so you are not just treating the symptom instead of the cause. If you have osteopenia, make sure you maintain proper nutrition, keep active, do weight bearing exercises daily, take adequate calcium + vit d supplement (1200-1500 mg, 2000 iu vit d). If you have osteoporosis, do all above and a fda approved osteoporosis after discussion with your md/do.
Dr. Dennis Higginbotham
American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology 31 years experience
Most medications: There are a number of medications specifically intended to treat osteoporosis. Your doctor will need to decide, with you, if and when you need to be treated and which of the available medications would be best for you.
Dr. Ronald Achong
Oral &Maxillofacial Surgery 19 years experience
Many options: Medications and weight exercises are safe.

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A 31-year-old member asked:

Are there things I can do myself to treat bone loss?

2 doctor answers7 doctors weighed in
Dr. Wayne Ingram
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Yes: Make sure that your daily calcium and vitamin d ingestion meets the recommended requirements. Additionally, weight bearing or anti-gravitational exercise such as walking is a good way to prevent further bone loss and stimulate new bone formation.

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