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How common is getting osteoporosis and are there preventative measures for those at risk?

How common is getting osteoporosis and are there preventative measures for those at risk?

Yes: Nearly everyone who lives long enough will have some degree of osteopenia or osteoporosis. There are three main things to remember: walk, eat correct diet with supplemental vitamin d, ask about bone mineral density testing. ...Read more

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Dr. PHILIP WALLER
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Osteoporosis (Definition)

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


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Preventing osteoporosis: does exercising more prevent the formation of osteoporosis?

Preventing osteoporosis: does exercising more prevent the formation of osteoporosis?

Yes: But only weight bearing exercises and things that stress the bone like jumping, lunges, walking with ankle weights or lifting weights etc will actually help to build bone. However, if you already are at risk for fractures you have to be careful doing some of these in order to avoid getting fracture. ...Read more

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How could I get osteoporosis and prevent it?

Low bone strength: bone strength is inproved by early and persistent Vitamin D use, good Calcium intake, excellent exercise program and good genetics ...Read more

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Is there something I could do naturally to prevent osteoporosis, without drugs?

There are several: A diet rich in calcium (dairy, dark green vegetables, fortified foods) and vitamin d (fish, eggs, liver, fortified foods) can help. A little sun exposure stimulates your skin to make vitamin d. Avoid or limit smoking, alcohol, and sodas. Muscle building exercises stimulate bones to take in more calcium. Many prescription meds can cause bone loss; talk to your doctor about these. ...Read more

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How can I prevent osteoporosis?

How can I prevent osteoporosis?

See below: No smoking, no caffeine, regular weight bearing exercise, and a deit of foods rich in calcium and vitamin d. ...Read more

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I was wondering what are remedies to prevent osteoporosis?

Be ACTIVE. As the: Activities are the best therapy for preventing ; treating osteoporosis. Cause of osteop needs to be investigated so treatment for it is started. In majority the cause is age, inactivity, loss of hormones ( like after menopause). Specifically some meds can cause it (steroids). Discuss with pcp/internist. Ensure you are taking vit d, calcium, healthy diet with a daily dose of exercises will help. ...Read more

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How should I prevent osteoporosis?

How should I prevent osteoporosis?

Healthy Living!: A diet rich in calcium (dairy, dark green vegetables, fortified foods) and vitamin d (fish, eggs, liver, fortified foods) can help. A little sun exposure stimulates your skin to make vitamin d. Avoid or limit smoking, alcohol, and sodas. Muscle building exercises stimulate bones to take in more calcium. Many prescription meds can cause bone loss; talk to your doctor about these. ...Read more

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What are ways to prevent osteoporosis?

What are ways to prevent osteoporosis?

Exercise and calcium: Regular weight-bearing exercise like jogging as well as a diet rich in calcium and vitamin d. It is also important to quit cigarettes if you smoke and to avoid alcohol in excess. Certain medications are associated with osteoporosis such as corticosteroids. Therefore talk to your doctor about them. Older post menopausal women and men with certain risk factors should undergo bone density screening. ...Read more