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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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63 yr old female with vit D levels at 14. Osteoporosis since age 45. Told to take 400 iu daily. Dont/Cant take magnesium/calcium. Is this enough?

63 yr old female with vit D levels at 14. Osteoporosis since age 45. Told to take 400 iu daily. Dont/Cant take magnesium/calcium. Is this enough?

Osteoporosis: Osteoporosis since age 45 is not common but does happen. I presume your doctor is treating you for osteoporosis. There are several treatment for osteoporosis and you should take what you doctor has prescribed. If your blood calcium is OK, relax. Much more importantly, hallucinations and paranoid delusions are dangerous. YOU MUST SEE both a Psychiatrist and a Psychologist. Do not delay! ...Read more

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Since taking calcium 1200 mg + D3 1000 iu have constipation, two pills with meal. Diagnosed with severe osteoporosis just started the regimen. Any sug?

Since taking calcium 1200 mg + D3 1000 iu have constipation, two pills with meal. Diagnosed with severe osteoporosis just started the regimen. Any sug?

Calcium can: Cause constipation. Citrate is generally less of a problem than carbonate. Don't take it all with one meal, split the dose with several meals and make sure you get in sufficient fiber and water. Check w/your doctor for further info. Vitamin d dose is probably too low as most need 2000 units of d3/day. Won't cause constipation. If your osteoporosis is severe you probably need other rx as well. ...Read more

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Can men get osteoporosis?

Can men get osteoporosis?

YES!: Yes, men can get osteoporosis. Men at increased risk are those who have been treated with certain medicines including steroids (prednisone) or medicines to treat prostate problems or cancer. Thin men or men with a family history are also at risk. Men can have the same testing as women to determine if they have osteoporosis, it is a simple xray test called a bone density or dexa scan. Get tested! ...Read more

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Can anyone get osteoporosis?

Can anyone get osteoporosis?

Yes anyone can, but-: Everyone will start losing bone density usually after their 20's. However, not everyone will get osteoporosis (bone loss to the point of being at higher risk for hip or back factures.) how quickly you lose it will depend on gender, family history, race, medications taken (especially corticosteroids), weight bearing exercises performed in the past and performing now, etc. ...Read more

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Can a person workout with osteoporosis?

Can a person workout with osteoporosis?

See below: Muscle contractions can help stimulate bone production. Exercises such as walking, treadmill, lifting small 5 lb wieights can help, but one wouldn't want to do strenous workouts such as running or lifting heavy weights. ...Read more

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Help plz! Can severe osteoporosis be reversed?

Not completely: Severe osteoporosis can not be reversed, but the calcium and vitamin D levels can change with treatment. The goal with treatment is to increase the bone density enough to prevent fractures. This can be achieved by taking vitamin D and calcium, osteoporosis medications, and exercise. I recommend you see your doctor regarding further treatment. ...Read more

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How can I alleviate suffering from osteoporosis?

How can I alleviate suffering from osteoporosis?

Prevent accidents.: Although a variety of medications can improve bone density prevention of accidents is very important in reducing the risk of fractures. About 90% of hip fractures occur after a fall. So preventing falls is more important than taking medication to prevent hip fractures. ...Read more

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