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Osteoporosis Weight Training
Can frequent strength training help prevent osteoporosis? How often, how much weight, what exercises?
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
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
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
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?
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
I have osteoporosis (T-score 3.5). My physical therapist advices me to lift heavy weights (20 kg) while bending forward and on my trunk, am I at risk?
Hip pain. Can't put weight on my right leg. Extreme pain. Only 41. History of osteoporosis in my family. No trauma to the area. Outside right hip pain?
Hip pain: Hip pain can be caused by injury to the hip joint, sacroiliac joint or the low back. Often the pain arises without obvious cause. Crutches or a rolling walker can help reduce pain by limiting weight bearing. It is important to see a hip or back expert and obtain imaging studies to determine the location of the pain and to establish a treatment regimen. ...Read more
Doc says the MRI shows loss of cartilage due to severe arthritis he says I hve osteoporosis the pain is severe to where I can't bare weight on my legs?
There are 2 problems: While osteoporosis can cause leg pain it sounds like your pain is due to osteoarthritis with the loss of cartilage -? Hip or knee. These are 2 separate problems and need to be addresses. Both unusual in someone only 32 years old. Suggest seeing a rheumatologist to sort it out. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I take Mag. Oxide both for my osteoporosis and constipation. I know it helps with the constipation. I am 70 and in good health and weight. For several months, I have a bowel movement in the morning which is a little soft but not diarrhea but it doesn't
What cup size is recommended for my breast reduction? I have back and neck problems from the weight of my breasts; I'm a 40i and in constant pain. Osteoporosis runs in my family, and I'm afraid the extra strain on my spine might have serious consequences
Up to You: Based on your description, you may be an excellent candidate for breast reduction surgery; this operation tends to be one of the most patient pleasing operations we perform. It will be important to communicate your goals clearly with your plastic surgeon prior to proceeding. Do not base your communication or satisfaction with the outcome of surgery on achieving a specific cup size. Best wishes. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
YES!: Yes, men can get osteoporosis. Men at increased risk are those who have been treated with certain medicines including steroids (prednisone) or medicines to treat prostate problems or cancer. Thin men or men with a family history are also at risk. Men can have the same testing as women to determine if they have osteoporosis, it is a simple xray test called a bone density or dexa scan. Get tested! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes anyone can, but-: Everyone will start losing bone density usually after their 20's. However, not everyone will get osteoporosis (bone loss to the point of being at higher risk for hip or back factures.) how quickly you lose it will depend on gender, family history, race, medications taken (especially corticosteroids), weight bearing exercises performed in the past and performing now, etc. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Not completely: Severe osteoporosis can not be reversed, but the calcium and vitamin D levels can change with treatment. The goal with treatment is to increase the bone density enough to prevent fractures. This can be achieved by taking vitamin D and calcium, osteoporosis medications, and exercise. I recommend you see your doctor regarding further treatment. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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