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Once A Year Osteoporosis Medication
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Currently it is better to think of osteoporosis as a condition where the bone is weakened, and can be managed or treated rather than cured. This is usually performed by dietary modifications, ingestion of supplemental calcium, vitamin d and a class of agents notice the bisphosphonates. These are usually delivered via oral or intramuscular injection on a weekly or monthly ...Read more
Now I have severe osteoporosis, does that mean I have to stay on medication forever? If not, how many years, and then what do I do?
MED & EXERCISE: You need 2 stay on it until ur scores get better. The med alone is not the answer, wt bearing exercise is very important. Walking is a good wt bearing low impact exercise u can do. Star slowly & increase as tol. Find a companion who will walk with u the time flies by. If u think u can rely on the rx alone u r wrong. ...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?
Many 2 choose. .: ..from. The proper 1 depends on many factors. Including family history, history of prior fractures, and age is always a factor in the decision making. All have pros & cons, so C an internist who specializes in treating osteoporosis/osteopenia.Hosteopenia.Have a discussion of Rx choices & make Ur decision on hes/her recommendations. ...Read more
Osteoporosis: The list of therapies for osteoporosis is ling. You can find the list on the web. If your doctor has ordered a bone density study and used the result to prescribe a specific medication. If you have not had a bone density test you should not take any osteoporosis drug until you have had your bone density study. ...Read more
Shouldn't cause pain: Osteoporosis itself should not cause pain. However if you develop a compression fracture from osteoporosis for example it could be very painful. Otherwise you probably are suffering from arthritic type pain. Highly recommend anti-inflammatory medications to start off with. ...Read more
Osteoporosis/Weights: I am always impressed by the wonderful work of nutritionalists, endocrinologists, sports psychologists, and personal trainers in helping patients with weak bone density. You have a serious problem at your age that you can improve one day a time. Bone density testing should be done yearly at this time. Develop your team of the above wonderful people to help you. Dr rich blake. ...Read more
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