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I'm 23.Broke tibia-fibula&had intramedullary nailing a month ago.Doctor told to take alendronic acid once a week.Is it okay? Isn't it 4 osteoporosis?
Is it ok to take aloe vera juice when I am taking alendronic acid once a week. I am having sore throats and think it might be acid reflux.
Yes, however...: Yes, it is safe, but i advise rethinking taking alendronic acid as i believe this drug does more harm than good. It actually increases risk of certain fractures and has many serious side effects. In my experience vitamin k2, vitamin d, boron, strontium and other natural approaches are both far more effective and safer. I advise consulting a holistic md who can advise you on this. See comment:. ...Read more
I am taking alendronic acid, 1 weekly. Need root canal treatment for gum boil. Should i stop taking this? If so for how long before & after treatment?
Fosamax (alendronate): Has been shown to pose a potential of bisphosphonate related osteonecrosis of the jaw (bronj) primarily with invasive oral surgery procedure and extractions. Eliminating an infection via rct of a tooth and avoiding an extraction is exactly what you should be doing. More info for the public on bronj is available here: http://www.Aaoms.Org/bronj.Php. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
A couple of ideas: Yogurt contains lactobacilli which, by many, are considered probiotics...substances which confer a beneficial effect in a person's body. These favorable bacteria can reduce inflammation and promote recovery from viral infection, travel and antibiotic use. Additionally, yogurt (and other dairy products such as milk and cheese) can buffer stomach acid, raising pH, and improving probiotic survival. ...Read more
Most foods are fine: There are few foods which you might call 'acidic'. This may include oranges and other tart foods. Most of the acidity in our stomach is produced from the normal acid secretions of the stomach which can bother some folks especially if they have acid reflux problems. This can be easily controlled with antacids like zantac (ranitidine) or pepcid. Prilosec is even more effective. ...Read more