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Isometric Exercises For Osteoporosis
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. ...Read more
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. ...Read more
What kind of exercise can I do if I have osteoporosis? What are the best, safest ways to get physical exercise with 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. ...Read more
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. ...Read more
57 year old Asian woman with osteoporosis. Any studies that show that diet & exercise alone can maintain health, i.e., drugs aren't necessary?
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. ...Read more
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 ...Read more
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. ...Read more
Can frequent strength training help prevent osteoporosis? How often, how much weight, what exercises?
Osteoporosis : http://www.m.webmd.com/a-to-z-guides/features/exercise-for-osteoporosis.Get a more detailed answer ›
I'm a 31-year-old male with osteoporosis and thyroid removed I want to exercise what's the best way to?
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? ...Read more
What is the best exercise for a person who'd 31 years old with osteoporosis and thyroid removed who weighs 160 pounds?
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!
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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.
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. ...Read more
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. ...Read more
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
Yes: Exercise does help especially weight bearing exercises with an instructor. Good luck ...Read more
Best exercise for me as I have myasthenia gravis & severe osteoporosis? Kinda hard to be weak & brittle!! Tai chi? I don't know..please advise!! Thank
It depends on how severe the MG
How about exercises in shallow water? Perhaps with a flotation device and supervision if necessary. If you have trouble breathing , water pressure surrounding your chest may be an issue as can the temperature. A physical therapist can help with various exercises both in and out of water. ...Read more
I have severe osteoporosis -3.7, degenerative disc disease mainly cervical, and lymphadema in arm, what exercises are safe to do?
See physiatrist: A physiatrist, or doctor of physical medicine and rehabilitation, can make specific recommendations for you, taking into account both your other conditions and your goals. Upper extremity exercise used to be thought to be bad for those with lymphedema, but research has shown that it doesn't make it worse- and may help it! your physiatrist will likely have you work with pt to develop a program. ...Read more
What can be done for 60yo with intolerable pain associated with worsening scoliosis, herniated discs, osteoporosis beyond nsaids, pt, water exercises?
Tried a pain doctor?: I am guessing you have, but if not one may be able to help. A back surgeon, neurosurgeon or orthopedic, may also have something to offer. ...Read more
Frat/twin has pain right all side of her body.Never exercises, diet.Mom has hip osteoporosis. Is it osteoarthritis?.Will it get worse?
I have osteoporosis and high blood pressure, and take a calcium channel blocker with an arb. Besides exercise, will taking calcium pills help?
Calcium with vita D: Osteoporosis needs to be treated up prevent fractures. You need up start calcium with vitamin d 500/200 2-3x/ day plus a medicine called Fosamax or one in its class to adequately treat osteoporosis . A DEXA scan should be done after a year of treatment initiation. Increase in physical activity will help bone remodeling. ...Read more
Genetic factors: At age 31 genetic factors and estrogen deficiency would be the most likely causes. Less commonly cortisone or other steroids, anorexia, immobilization, and a variety of drugs such as blockers of stomach acid secretion and antidepressive agents may cause bone loss. Long term vitamin d deficiency may also be a factor. ...Read more