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What is the best calcium supplement for acute osteoporosis?

What is the best calcium supplement for acute osteoporosis?

Calcium and Vit D: If osteoporosis is severe you should be on medication ie bisphosphonate (ie fosomax, forteo. Calcium with vit d is good supplementation. Should have your calcium level checked by urinylsis and d3 level by blood testing. Your primary care physician should be able to advise you. ...Read more

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Dr. PHILIP WALLER
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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


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I have kidney stone and osteoporosis what calcium supplement i s best if any?

I have kidney stone and osteoporosis what calcium supplement i s best if any?

two are okay: Calcium citrate and calcium lactate. Both ultimately could increase citrate in urine which is a good thing. But need to have 24 hour urine follow up to make sure calcium excretion in urine is not substantial. ...Read more

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Been prescribed calcium carbonate for osteoporosis - heard this isn't the best absorbed - what is? I'm on two 600mg split doses.

Been prescribed calcium carbonate for osteoporosis - heard this isn't the best absorbed - what is? I'm on two 600mg split doses.

Calcium: You can take calcium carbonate or calcium citrate. Make sure and follow the directions on the bottle as to whether or not to take it with food. Natural calcium is even more important than supplements however. ...Read more

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How to best manage severe, severe osteoporosis? Have tried all types of services, just started Prolia, increased calcium, increased vitamin D.

How to best manage severe, severe osteoporosis?  Have tried all types of services, just started Prolia, increased calcium, increased vitamin D.

Ask about Forteo: Ask your physician about Forteo, which is the only osteoporosis treatment which actually builds bone (for the most part, all of the other treatments simply prevent further breakdown of bone). Unfortunately, insurance coverage can be an issue for Forteo, and also it requires a daily subcutaneous injection (a very tiny needle) for 2 years. Add daily walking to your treatment as well. ...Read more

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Have osteoporosis. What is best calcium intake now with a hairline fracture?

Her it is: Pre-menopausal women 25-50 years old and post-menopausal women on estrogen replacement therapy: 1, 000-1, 200 milligrams of calcium per day. 1, 500 milligrams of calcium per day is recommended for pregnant or lactating women. •for postmenopausal women less than age 65 not on estrogen replacement therapy: 1, 500 milligrams of calcium per day. •for men ages 25-65: 1, 000 milligrams of calcium per day. ...Read more

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I am on Prolia for osteoporosis. Should I also be taking calcium and how much?

Yes: Even if you take a prescription treatment for postmenopausal osteoporosis, you still have to get enough calcium and vitamin D daily, especially if you are at high risk for fracture. You need both calcium and vitamin D because they help in different ways. Calcium: 1200 mg daily helps keep bones strong & Vitamin D: 800-1000 IU daily enables your body to absorb calcium. ...Read more

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When calcium is recommended for osteoporosis, is it a special kind of calcium such as citrate or milate (please forgive incorrect spelling?)

Citrate or carbonate: Either will do, if taken properly and in the correct amount, along with sufficient vitamin d. Check w/your physician. ...Read more

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I've been told my body isn't absorbing Calcium so I have osteoporosis. Now my cholesterol has gone from 190 to 260 in one year. I exercise, eat right?

I've been told my body isn't absorbing 
Calcium so I have osteoporosis. Now my cholesterol has gone from 190 to 260 in one year. I exercise, eat right?

Deficient in D, K?: Vitamin D is needed to absorb Calcium and K needed for calcium to enter our bones. Get your D level checked- optimal is 50-80. Try Vit K2 15-45 mg/day (not mcg). High chol. may be caused by stress. It may not be a problem if you don't have vascular inflammation. See http://tinyurl.com/axtab4d and http://tinyurl.com/9x3n594 and http://www.naturalnews.com/033975_high_cholesterol_heart_attacks.html ...Read more

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