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Doctor insights on: Exercises For People With Osteoporosis

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How to know what exercises are good for people with osteoporosis?

How to know what exercises are good for people with osteoporosis?

Nonimpact: Nonimpact exercise to help steer calcium back into your bones and not put them at risk of trauma and fracture. Walking, swimming and hand weights are excellent. Talk w/your doctor and a physical therapist. ...Read more

Dr. PHILIP WALLER
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Osteoporosis (Definition)

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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57 year old Asian woman with osteoporosis. Any studies that show that diet & exercise alone can maintain health, i.e., drugs aren't necessary?

57 year old Asian woman with osteoporosis. Any studies that show that diet & exercise alone can maintain health, i.e., drugs aren't necessary?

A nutritionally-: oriented doc or a natural medicine doc can help. You need to be monitored but there are natural options such as a combo product of minerals and co-factors or strontium. Please do this under professional guidance. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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Will exercise help if you think you have osteoporosis?

Will exercise help if you think you have osteoporosis?

Beneficial.: Exercise is mainly beneficial in osteoporosis patients because strong legs are likely to prevent falls. There is only a slight benefit to preserving bone. ...Read more

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Is yard work exercise too for a 30 old male with osteoporosis?

Yard work: Your osteoporosis would have to be pretty bad to be unable to do normal yard work. Seek the advice of your treating physician for further details. ...Read more

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What is the best workout exercise a 30 year old who as osteoporosis?

What is the best workout exercise  a 30 year old who as osteoporosis?

Weight training: You need gravity to stimulate bone growth. Be sure to take calcium 1200 mg plus vit d3 2000 u daily as well. (note the recommended dose for vit d3 is only 800 u daily). ...Read more

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What type of exercises should a person suffering from osteoporosis do?

Weight-bearing: Walking/hiking and resistance exercises such as low-risk weight-lifting would be good choices for you. These allow the bones to maintain their bone density and possibly stimulate a greater a bone density. Although biking and swimming are good exercises, these are not as helpful for someone with diminished bone density. ...Read more

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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 more

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What kind of exercise can I do if I have osteoporosis? What are the best, safest ways to get physical exercise with osteoporosis?

Light weights: Weight training is beneficial for osteoporosis. Light weights, higher reps, focusing on the weight bearing joints especially is beneficial. Focus on the legs, as people tend to fracture the hips, and focus on the core to protect the spine. ...Read more

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What type of exercise is best for preventing osteoporosis?

What type of exercise is best for preventing osteoporosis?

Weight bearing: According to the national osteoporosis foundation, the best exercises for building bone density are: weight bearing exercises such as walking/jogging/stair climbing, or muscle-strengthening exercise such as weight lifting. Nonimpact activities such as posture/balance exercise may also benefit people with osteoporosis. ...Read more

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