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How To Prevent Osteopenia And Porosis
Be active, eat right: Pick your parents, don't smoke, alcohol in moderation (2/d-man, 1/d-women), be active, esp. Weight bearing exercises, e.g. Walk, run, racket sports, bball, etc); maintain weight (>115-120 helps), get your menstrual period, get adequate (not xs) protein, calories, , a, k, calcium, vitamin d in diet (other dietary factors like magnesium, selenium, silicon, boron, vitamin k are not as easily deficient. ...Read more
I have large spinal fusion, w/failed hardware, osteopenia/porosis. Been on Forteo since 10/14, new cat scan shows osteolysis, new since last exam. ??
Check with doctor: Hello. Sounds like you're in a position to legitimize updates on good spinal cord/column health. The results simply refer to a loss of bone or resorption processes going on which don't surprise me given the procedure you had, however, you should check with doctor to make sure they've got you on maximum preventative regimens so that you can minimize bone loss in that area. ...Read more
Muscle building: Exercises that cause muscle tendons to pull on bones stimulates more calcium to be deposited in that bone. So working muscles against weights or other resistance does more for the bone than aerobic exercises. So lifting weights or doing exercises like pushups that use your own weight against gravity promote bone strength. ...Read more
You may be able to: Prevent osteoporosis and slow down bone loss even after you've been diagnosed with osteopenia .If you've received an osteopenia diagnosis, now's the time to take preventive measures that can build up your bone health before a condition like osteoporosis robs you of bone density. There are many options to treat osteopenia, and you and your doctor should work together to figure out. Good luck thanks. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is it possible to prevent Osteopenia getting any worse and developing into Osteoporosis? I heard exercise helps. I am only 56 and had a bone density
Have supraspin tendinitis, no obvious injury, hypermobile joints, osteopenia. Just had steroid injection mon. What would cause be? How do I prevent it
Does Prilosec cause austiopenia or austioporasis? What is the prevention for that condition if I am on prilosec?
WITH LONG TERM USE: Long term use (5-7 yrs) of Prilosec and other proton pump inhibitors has been shown to be related to osteoporosis/osteopenia, with associated fractures. You can take a calcium citrate supplement, but i'd discuss these concerns with your prescribing doctor. Good luck. ...Read more
No: increases risk: Osteopenia means your bones have lost some of their mineral content, but probably not enough to greatly increase fracture risk. Osteoporosis is more severe mineral loss that does increase the likelihood of fractures. Neither causes pain unless you actually break a bone. (if you have either, be sure your vitamin d level is high enough. Your doctor can do a blood test. But don't overdo vitamin d.). ...Read more
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