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With severe osteoposis (secondary), degen discs, plantar fasciitis, what kind of exercises can I do, how can I get back to being healthy&normal?
GET IN THE POOL!: Aqua-exercise is perfect for someone who has the above conditions. It will take the pressure off your back and joints because of the buoyancy of water. It will allow you to both strengthen your muscles and improve range of motion, without aggravating your joints. Good luck! ...Read more
My dr knew I had sev osteop and she said not to take calcium supps, or bisph. Only to eat cheese, how good is this advice? I find it very unusual.
Agree re: no Biphos.: I agree re: avoiding biphos. But eating cheese will not do much to help osteoporosis! You need to have adequate vit. D (most adults need about 5000 iu/day) & it is crucial to take vit k2 (1-45 mg/day) which insures calcium goes to your bones instead of your arteries. Magnesium is crucial & other nutrients help too- see http://www.Drdach. Com/wst_page6. Html & http://doctorklaper. Com/answers05. Html. ...Read more
Osteoarthritis?: You are only 31. Please see your pcp and get an accurate diagnosis and do not just fly by the seat of your pants on this one. You need to know what you're treating as you have a long future for pain. ...Read more
62 yo non-drinking female, liver profile normal except GGTP of 71 (range 2-35)? Could it be due to childhood tuberculosis that was cured or osteoporo?
Are you on any medications? GGTP gets elevated at the slightest provocation. If this is the only abnormality and you do not have any symptoms, it is not a cause for concern. Childhood TB is not related to it.
For good health — Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, low fat milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form.
Practice safe sex. ...Read more
I take 1200 milligrams of calcium and vitamin d a day. Is this a good amount. Is too much calcium have any negative effects. I have skeletal osteopeni?
For your age and gender, it is recommended to take about 1200-1500mg of calcium per day along with about 1000 IU / day of Vit D. In addition, if able, you should engage in weight bearing exercise and eat a well-balanced diet. If you have been diagnosed with osteopenia and are at risk for fracture, your doctor may recommend medications that can help with bone density. ...Read more
Opinions? I hav osteop + eating dis. Take vit d, get 200% rdi calcium, menst cycle + gud BMI yet blod calcium always abit low. Doc says just due 2 ed?
Total, or ionized? : If you are truly concerned, request an ionized (free) calcium. More meaningful assessment of your baseline circulating calcium that is bound to serum protein. If that is low as well, then you may need a parathyroid work up. I might be inclined to pursue that given your preexisting osteoporosis, because it might impact treatment plans. ...Read more
I had bc, have one kidney, severe osteopor, deg discs, lymphadema, gallbladder polyp, how often should I see my family doctor for management?
Well,: There are only two options here, either the physician should tell you how often he/she wants you back, or you go to see the physician as needed. However, with the problems you enumerated I would suggest at least 2-3 a year with the option to see the doctor sooner if as I said, is needed by you. ...Read more
I was taking a bath and laid down in the tub to wash my hair and heard two big pops in my upper sternum with terrible pain. Fractued? I have osteopor
See your doctor: These symptoms require a thorough evaluation to find out what's going on and what can be done for you. ...Read more
I have constant pain/pressure around the L4/L5-L5/S1 disc area, diagnosed MRI report says: Disc bulging with posterior vertebral body endplate osteoph?
Pain may not be-: -from the oeteophyte, because you don't say what level that finding is at or how many levels are involved. The back pain I would assume front your age could very well be from degenerative disk disease of the lumbar spine. A bulging disk is another sign of degenerative disease. There are many treatments available so see your PCP for eval & referrals if needed. ...Read more
Spinal meningitis as teen now have ddd, arthritis, bulging, herny dsk, migraine osteop. Etc. Pain every day for years gp said nothing can help, true?
2=not related: Get a second opinion from an orthopedist. There r many treatment options. ...Read more
I have bone spurs on my spine, moderate scoliosis, thoracic spine, kyphosis, osteoporis and osteoarthritis. I have continued back pain, pain in my hip?
Scoliosis back pain: There are many causes for back and hip pain, sometimes not as obvious as the curve in your spine on x-ray. Get a good evaluation 2 see if your spine is truly the problem causing the pain. Often, buttock-type hip pain comes from l4-s1, but groin hip pain comes from the hip joint itself and has nothing to do with the spine, even if the pictures look bad. Good docs can find ur true pain source. Thx! ...Read more