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Osteoporosis Alternative Treatments
Why are prolia and raloxifene considered by some to be better alternatives to the other treatments for osteoporosis and are the side effects common?
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
Diet and exercise: It is difficult to get all calcium and vitamin d from diet alone. Calcium and vit d supplements are a must. Green leafy veg. Provide mg and other supplements. Regular aerobic and muscle building exercise will atleast reduse progress of osteoporosis. Avoid risk factors like smoking. I would advise treating osteoporosis aggressively, given the high risk of fracture which in turn results in high morbidity and mortality. ...Read more
With osteoporosis at t -3.5 is it possible to get back to being at the osteopenia stage and how long would it take with all the right treatments?
Variable: It is certainly possible with treatment to improve your bone density and t score. Typically medications and weight bearing exercise (i.e. Walking, using light weight) are recommended. The time period for improvement will vary among patients, but a repeat bone density test is usually obtained every 1 - 2 years. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Women: Over the age of 50, post-menopausal , caucasian or asian, family history are all factors for increased risk. ...Read more
My husband is 33 years old and was told he has osteoporosis in his hip, his number was 2.54. What could be causing this? Any natural treatments?
Osteoporosis : Premature osteoporosis could occur as a result of disorder of calcium metabolism, poor vitamin d levels, low sun exposure, thyroid and parathyroid disorder, inactivity, certain medications, genetics, caucasian or asian decent. Smoking and alcohol use. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Are strontium ranelate and strontium citrate recognised, beneficial treatments for severe osteoporosis?
Not approved: These two therapies are under investigation, but have not yet been approved in the us. ...Read more
I am interested in doing laser lipolysis treatments but I have osteopenia which is on the border to osteoporosis. Is it safe to have laser lypolysis?
Marketing of Easy: Laser is light ; a way to apply heat to kill cells in more superficial tissues. Marketed as sculpting for significant cost, effectiveness ; safety vary. Osteopenia unlikely to be affected, but check vitamin d3 ; ? concentrations into 70 to 80 range because very important for ca+2 absorption ; getting to osteoblast cells to build hydroxyapatite to ? bone density ; strength. ...Read more
My mother have been diagnosed with osteoporosis,loss of lumbar lordosis and early degenerative changes in lumbar spine. What are the treatments ?
Osteoporosis: Loss of lordosis and early degenerative changes are age appropriate changes. As to osteoporosis, this is very common in women (1 out of 3 women at the age of 50 and 2 out of 3 women at the age of 60 have it). Treatment depends on severity (T-score). Consult your PCP for best treatment (most commonly Vitamin D and Calcium) ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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