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Can frequent strength training help prevent osteoporosis? How often, how much weight, what exercises?

Can frequent strength training help prevent osteoporosis? How often, how much weight, what exercises?

Strength training : Yes. Preferably 2 to 3 times weekly and with an instructor (trainer) that can teach the proper form and technique. The weight amount is dependent on your strength. Also don't forget about impact sports such as walking, jogging , and running. All can help stress muscles to strengthen bones. ...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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What is the best way for a osteoporosis man too loose weight male?

What is the best way for a osteoporosis  man too loose weight male?

The exact: Same way as anyone else: eat less, exercise more and you'll lose a pound for each 3500 calories you don't eat but do burn off. You're no different than anyone else. Make sure you're on brand name T4 replacement and levels are normal. ...Read more

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Can a 30 year old male lift weights and workout when he has osteoporosis what ways wood be best?

Can a 30 year old male lift weights and  workout when he has osteoporosis  what ways wood be best?

Yes you can: You can work out, weight bearing exercises help to build bone, lifting weight, jumping, lunges, walking with ankle weights. Once concern is to not overdue it. Also osteoporosis is unusal in at 30 y/o male. Testosterone, vitamin d , kindey function should all be checked and evaluated by your doctor if not done so already. ...Read more

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I a 30 year old man with osteoporosis can use weight too work out?

I a 30 year old man with osteoporosis can use weight too work out?

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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Why are individuals who have severe physical disabilities (non weight bearing) more prone to osteoporosis or osteopenia?

Why are individuals who have severe physical disabilities (non weight bearing) more prone to osteoporosis or osteopenia?

If don't use it ....: Lack of force applied to bone over time causes loss of mass and strength: simular to muscle. ...Read more

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Does wearing a weighted vest during exercise help prevent osteoporosis?

Does wearing a weighted vest during exercise help prevent osteoporosis?

Osteoporosis: Not necessary to wear a weighted belt during exercise, such as cardiovascular work, to prevent osteoporosis. Weight bearing exercise, i.e light weight training is the rule along with supplementation of calcium and vitamin D3. ...Read more

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I was diagnosed with osteoporosis and I am a kidney transplant reciepient of 14 years. Would it be recommended to wear a weighted vest for workouts?

I was diagnosed with osteoporosis and I am a kidney transplant reciepient of 14 years. Would it be recommended to wear a weighted vest for workouts?

Get to your: Nephrologist to make sure that your medications don't need to be adjusted in light of your osteoporosis. Have him check your calcium levels too. I am afraid that a weighted vest might place additional stress on your weakened bones. ...Read more

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My mother is 52, eats healthy, healthy weight. she has osteoarthritis and osteoporosis. can she excersize and lift weights. what can we for the pain?

My mother is 52, eats healthy, healthy weight.  she has osteoarthritis and osteoporosis. can she excersize and lift weights. what can we for the pain?

Osteoporosis: She needs to discuss the various treatments with the doctor based on her DEXA bone scan and history related to Osteoporosis, etc. She would certainly benefit on starting at least a low impact exercise program. Have her Calcium and 25 OH-Vit D level done to let the Dr. make the best decisions on her treatment regimen. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Dr b miller. Wheelchair came after disuse osteoporosis it occurred from delayed surgery need to use cuz right leg can no longer bear all the weight.

Dr b miller. Wheelchair came after disuse osteoporosis it occurred from delayed surgery need to use cuz right leg can no longer bear all the weight.

Graduated program: I think a good way to regain your ability to walk again is get up on crutches and put 25% of your weight on your leg for a week, 50% for the next week, then 75% the third week and finally 100% the fourth week. This regimen will get you the ability to get back on your feet in a month. ...Read more

Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Weight Training (Definition)

This is an exercise program focusing on strength training via use of resistance. The weights used can be barbells, dumb bells, track machines with ...Read more


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