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Currently it is better to think of osteoporosis as a condition where the bone is weakened, and can be managed or treated rather than cured. This is usually performed by dietary modifications, ingestion of supplemental calcium, vitamin d and a class of agents notice the bisphosphonates. These are usually delivered via oral or intramuscular injection on a weekly or monthly ...Read more
What are the reasons that would stop bone medications from working in relation to halting rapid osteoporosis?
Absorption: The most common cause for bone antiresorptive medications to not work is that they are not being taken correctly, and not being absorbed into the blood stream. This is especially true for bisphosphonates. One also needs to look for a secondary cause of osteoporosis such as hyperparathyroidism, hyperthyroid, steroid effects, other meds. ...Read more
If surgical menopause and medications have caused severe osteoporosis, then how do I stop or slow down the losses and rebuild bone most effectively?
How can I at age 64 increase my ability to stand straight, run straight, and sit straight without my back hurting. To the surprise of my physician, i was diagnosed with osteoporosis at age 40. Ever since then, i've taken medication to build bone; dependin
You : You may want to consider a personal trainer who is experienced with your age group to advise you on a strengthening program, even weight lifting. Yoga can also be very helpful for posture and strengthening. Be sure to get professional advice though so that you don't incur an injury. ...Read more
No: First, with osteoporosis, the bone i not dead it is only decreased in amount bone is living and has the ability to heal. People with osteoporosis will heal a fracture. Boniva slows the rate of bone loss but does not stimulate the growth of new bone. However, since the body continues to make bone, the density usually goes up with Boniva and similar meds. Few treatments have proven to make new bone. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have a low bone density score but no fractures or symptoms and i don't want to take any of the recommended osteoporosis drugs. What else can I do?
See below: Regular weight bearing exercise helps a lot, make sure you have enough calcium and vitamin d supplements (depensing on your kidney functions) , I have tried using strontium for my pts with fair results. I have to say though that this doesn't replace traditional treatment of osteoporosis. Hope this helps. ...Read more
What are the best treatment options for both acid reflux and osteoporosis? I have read that many drugs for osteoporosis can cause heartburn and drugs that treat reflux can be harmful to your bones. I have been trying diet changes for the heartburn (somew
Several : Several non-oral medications are now available that bypass the gastrointestinal tract - so they usually do not contribute to reflux. These medications include zoledronic acid (reclast), ibandronate (boniva), Denosumab (prolia) and parathyroid hormone (forteo). I would recommend discussing these options with your primary doctor or make an appointment with a specialist such as a rheumatologist. ...Read more
Does osteoporosis target only the damaged areas of bone or does it build up in the good areas too and cause too much bone?
Affects everywhere: Osteoporosis is loss of skeletal bone. Although we typically measure changes in the spine, hip, and sometimes wrist, it is a process that effects every bone in the body. There are two major types of bone: trabecular (bone on the inside) and cortical (bone on the outside). The spine has mostly trabecular bone, the hip has both, and the wrist mostly cortical. ...Read more
Bone is a living growing tissue made mostly of collagen (protein that provides soft framework) & the mineral calcium phosphate that adds strength & hardens the framework. Two types of bone are found in the body; cortical (dense compact outer layer) & trabecular (makes up inner layer, ...Read more
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