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How To Reverse Osteopenia
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
Topicals, UV light: Vitiligo can be mild or severe, stay in remission for many years but suddenly flare and then spread to involve larger parts of the body. It can be treated with various topicals (ie: elidel, (pimecrolimus) protopic, topical steroids, tretinoin), light therapy (puva, uvb laser, light box). These treatments can help with repigmentation but does not cure the disease, may continue to recur and worsen. ...Read more
Reverse arterioscler: If you find out, please let the rest of us know. The only studies to show reversal have been with high dose statins and rigorous diet and they show only small amount of reversal in some people. At present our best recommendations are mediterranean type diet, regular aerobic exercise, not smoking, blood pressure control and perhaps statins. If not reversal this at least slows progression in most. ...Read more
Exchange information: by conventional means. Engage in verbal, face to face conversation. Read real books. Try to remember things not just facts but their source (what we call source memory) Behave as if computers did not exist (from time to time). Practice writing using a pen ( including cursive writing) Engage parts of your brain we used to use before there were lap tops and hand held devices. ...Read more
See below: Psoriasis is a chronic life long ailment that can be kept in check but requires individualized treatment. It is not feasible to provide more useful advice in this forum. See this site for more information on this topic. http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/psoriasis/basics/definition/CON-20030838 ...Read more
Sometimes: It depends upon how advanced it is, and how committed you are to better oral hygiene and seeing a periodontist for proper definitive periodontal treatment. As it progress it becomes more and more difficult and in the latest stages impossible. That's why it's so important to see your dentist for routine checkups in order to detect and treat things early. ...Read moreSee 5 more doctor answers
Indirect calcium los: -see previous answerosteomalacia.Get a more detailed answer ›
Telomeres: The question is how to activate telomerase which is the enzyme that adds to the length of telomeres - the protective "caps" on the end of your chromosomes. Healthy living (diet, exercise, meditation) has been shown to decrease the rate of telomere shortening, but it is unclear whether it activates telomerase or that is something you want. This is one of many theories of aging. ...Read more
You don't: In vitiligo, you loose the melanocytes (pigment cells) in your skin due to some cause. Once lost, it is nearly impossible to regenerate these pigment cells. This results in a loss of pigmentation to affected areas of the skin (remember michael jackson?). The treatments range from "fake and bake" to using topicals to try and grow more pigment cells. See a dermatologist for more definitive help. ...Read more
Can slow progression: Asking how to reverse degenerative arthritis is like asking how to build up your car's worn brake pads. The only 'reversal' is the extreme of joint replacement. Short of that, your best bet is to slow the progression. Avoid excessive heavy 'mileage', lose weight to decrease joint load, and strengthen surrounding muscles and joint support structures. ...Read more
Take charge of life: Every doc here probably agrees -- pills aren't the key.Find a fitness activity that you enjoy and a group of people that you like and who'll do it with you. Push yourself and you'll win their respect and friendship. They'll guide you and you'll enjoy this more than greasy / sugary / salty food. Your brain will reset from hard exercise and guide you reliably about eating right for your body. ...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
No.: If it were only that easy.Get a more detailed answer ›
Periodontitis: Periodontitis is an infection of the gums and bone around the teeth. If you have periodontitis, it needs to be treated by a dentist. If your mouth is healthy, thorough brushing, flossing and regular dental visits will prevent periodontal disease. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
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