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Doctor insights on: Isometric Exercises For Osteoporosis

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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.

Dr. PHILIP WALLER
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Is yard work exercise too for a 30 old male with osteoporosis?

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.

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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.

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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).

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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What are the best ab exercises for a 60 year old osteoporosis sufferer?

What are the best ab exercises for a 60 year old osteoporosis sufferer?

Fun ones: Exercise is the best medicine. Getting a good night sleep, eating 6 healthy meals to keep blood sugar stable, relaxation and vividly imaging positive experiences all lower stress and help bones. An easy exercise is pretend skipping rope using big arm movements to expand the chest wall and improve blood flow and oxygenation. This can be done for a few minutes at a time but very frequently.

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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.

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I have had 8 surgeries over the past five years, now I have osteoporosis, I eat healthily, I exercise well, what more can I do to feel healthy & well?

Osteoporosis: To treat osteoporosis, it's weight bearing exercise, calcium and vitamin D3 supplementation, keep your weight down. Medications when necessary would include Fosamax, Actonel or Boniva (ibandronate). You'd need bone density tests every two to three years after you reach the menopause and treat more aggressively with medications dependent on the results.

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I've been told my body isn't absorbing Calcium so I have osteoporosis. Now my cholesterol has gone from 190 to 260 in one year. I exercise, eat right?

I've been told my body isn't absorbing Calcium so I have osteoporosis. Now my cholesterol has gone from 190 to 260 in one year. I exercise, eat right?

Deficient in D, K?: Vitamin D is needed to absorb Calcium and K needed for calcium to enter our bones. Get your D level checked- optimal is 50-80. Try Vit K2 15-45 mg/day (not mcg). High chol. May be caused by stress. It may not be a problem if you don't have vascular inflammation. See http://tinyurl. Com/axtab4d and http://tinyurl. Com/9x3n594 and http://www. Naturalnews. Com/033975_high_cholesterol_heart_attacks. Html

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I'm early 30s and have severe osteoporosis in hips, is running a safe exercise?

Maybe: A very important question is why do you have severe osteoporosis at such a young age and what can be done about it. There are new developments in osteoporosis treatment including a new understanding regarding vitamin d deficiency, and newer medications for building bone (forteo). Osteoporosis and running will require a fine balance. You are at increased risk of stress fx or pathologic fx.

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I'm a 31-year-old male with osteoporosis and thyroid removed I want to exercise what's the best way to?

I'm a 31-year-old male with osteoporosis and thyroid removed I want to exercise what's the best way to?

Osteoporosis: If your thyroid has been removed you need to be prescribed thyroid hormone replacement. Osteoporosis at your age is uncommon and you need to find out why and if necessary begin appropriate therapy.

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Apart from vit d3, mag and ca are there any other vital supplements for a 25yo with osteoporosis? I can't exercise

Apart from vit d3, mag and ca are there any other vital supplements for a 25yo with osteoporosis? I can't exercise

Yes: Vitamin k, copper, manganese, zinc, and maybe strontium are all important in the formation of strong bones. Estrogen is also important, so be sure you are not estrogen deficient. Exercise is critical to bone density, so I wonder if there is some way that you could incorporate exercise? A physical therapist could help. Have you heard of a vibration platform?

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What is the best exercise for a person who'd 31 years old with osteoporosis and thyroid removed who weighs 160 pounds?

What is the best exercise for a person who'd 31 years old with osteoporosis and thyroid removed who weighs 160 pounds?

AEROBIC: Exercise, eg: Running/ fast walking is not only healthy for your bones....also is great for your heart! 1 Its CHEAP a good pair of running/walking foot wear and a monitoring system such as "FITBIT: costs a lot less than Club Memberships/GYM exercise equipment! Hope this helps! Dr Z

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I was just diagnosed with osteoporosis. Can I reverse this? With exercise. I read on the internet that the injections (boniva) have bad side effects.

I was just diagnosed with osteoporosis. Can I reverse this? With exercise. I read on the internet that the injections (boniva) have bad side effects.

Osteoporosis: For osteoporosis, it's weight bearing exercise, calcium and vitamin D3 supplementation, keep your weight down. Medications when necessary would include Fosamax, Actonel or Boniva (ibandronate). You'd need bone density tests every two to three years after you reach the menopause and treat more aggressively with medications dependent on the results. Medications need to be cycled to prevent thigh bone fractures.

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Is cycling better or walking as a exercise in early stage of osteoporosis for a 45 year old lady? What else can we do to strengthen knees.

Is cycling better or walking as a exercise in early stage of osteoporosis for a 45 year old lady? What else can we do to strengthen knees.

Osteoporosis: For osteoporosis, it's weight bearing exercise more than aerobic exercise. Also, calcium and vitamin D3 supplementation, keep your weight down. Medications when necessary would include Fosamax, Actonel or Boniva (ibandronate). You'd need bone density tests every two to three years after you reach the menopause and treat more aggressively with medications dependent on the results.

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