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How can you increase your bone density after chemotherapy?

How can you increase your bone density after chemotherapy?

Bone density & chemo: It partially depends on the type of cancer (can you take estrogen or not) and whether or not you have gone through the menopause. Calcium and vit d supplementation are important but you may need a dexa scan to check your current bone density. ...Read more

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Bone (Definition)

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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Will chemotherapy affect bone density?

Will chemotherapy affect bone density?

Maybe: Anti-estrogen therapy for breast cancer, and androgen-deprivation therapy for prostate cancer can lead to decreases in bone density. Steroids, often used to treat cancers, or to control some side-effects of cancer, can also lead to decreased bone density. ...Read more

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How can I increase bone density? Consume more calcium?

How can I increase bone density? Consume more calcium?

Calcium, Vit D: In your age group, the best things to do for bone density is to avoid excessive weight loss, do regular exercise, consume at least 1000 mg of calcium daily (preferably in foods rather than supplements), take about 2000 iu of vit d daily, don't smoke, avoid medications that can lower bone density (steroids, proton pump inhibitors). Also, be aware that dexa scans in your age group may be inaccurate. ...Read more

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Can advacal help increase bone density?

Can advacal help increase bone density?

Maybe: If your intake of calcium is low, any calcium supplement will increase your bone density. The difference in raising bone density between the various calcium supplements is clinically not significant. There is a big difference in price and some supplements have been reported to contain lead. Better products will state that they have been independently tested for heavy metals. ...Read more

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My bone density increased. Is this a good thing or a bad thing?

Usu good: Unless its just an area of bone sclerosis (arthritis) can cause the numbers to look higher, without any benefit to you (ie. Bone quality not any better). ...Read more

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Does weight training increase bone density?

Does weight training increase bone density?

Absolutely: Evidence shows that exercise help build and maintain bone density at any age. Studies have seen bone density increase by doing regular resistance exercises such as lifting weights for 20mi, 2-3 times a week. This type of weight-bearing exercise appears to stimulate bone formation via bone stimulation through muscle contraction. ...Read more

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How and why does bone density increase?

During growth.: Bone density increases during the years of growth and under the influence of growth hormone, estrogen and testosterone. The drug teriparatide can also increase the formation of bone in patients with osteoporosis. ...Read more

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How can somebody increase his bone density?

How can somebody increase his bone density?

Avoid those: Things which can decrease bone density such as tobacco, alcohol, inactivity, muscular disorders, arthritis, certain medication such as seizure drugs/cortisone/etc, lung of liver disease. To increase bone density make sure calcium and vitamin d intake are adequate and use weight bearing exercise and keep active. Also, if density low, avoid potential accidents/trauma. Talk w/doc re sex hormone defic. ...Read more

Dr. Robert Lang
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Bone Density (Definition)

Bone density (or bone mineral density) is a medical term normally referring to the amount of mineral matter per square centimeter of bones. Bone density (or bmd) is used in clinical medicine as an indirect indicator of ...Read more


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Chemotherapy (Definition)

The term chemotherapy typically is used to describe using chemicals to treat ...Read more