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Best Medication For Osteoporosis
I need an exercise regimen and best medication my osteoporosis. I am 39 years old and not in very good shape?
Something is wrong!: At age 39 you should not have osteoporosis. You could have thyroid or parathyroid disease. Medications for osteoporosis are not without risks. The cause of the osteoporosis will dictate the best medication. The exercise regimen most beneficial for osteoporosis is tai chai. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
I've been hearing about new drugs that can help treat osteoporosis some are taken weekly, monthly or even annually. Which is the best one?
Great concern!: This is best determined by your personal need, current medical condition and "risk". After your screening, family history and medical history review -you and your clinician may seek what works best for you. Often the 1st choice may not be suited for your individual profile. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Osteoporosis: The list of therapies for osteoporosis is ling. You can find the list on the web. If your doctor has ordered a bone density study and used the result to prescribe a specific medication. If you have not had a bone density test you should not take any osteoporosis drug until you have had your bone density study. ...Read more
Shouldn't cause pain: Osteoporosis itself should not cause pain. However if you develop a compression fracture from osteoporosis for example it could be very painful. Otherwise you probably are suffering from arthritic type pain. Highly recommend anti-inflammatory medications to start off with. ...Read more
Vit D,K and others: It takes more than just vit d and calcium. Vit k in the form of mk7, magnesium and trace minerals are important. Strontium can be helpful. Oxaloacetic acid has been shown to slow bone loss. Of course hormones can slow bone loss. Wt bearing and strength exercise are important. There are options besides biphosphonates. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Now I have severe osteoporosis, does that mean I have to stay on medication forever? If not, how many years, and then what do I do?
MED & EXERCISE: You need 2 stay on it until ur scores get better. The med alone is not the answer, wt bearing exercise is very important. Walking is a good wt bearing low impact exercise u can do. Star slowly & increase as tol. Find a companion who will walk with u the time flies by. If u think u can rely on the rx alone u r wrong. ...Read more
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