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Doctor insights on: Pilates And Osteoporosis

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Is Pilates good for osteoporosis?

Is Pilates good for osteoporosis?

Yes, it can be: Weight bearing exercise helps bone building by causing remodeling of bone and by stimulating the bone building cells to lay down new bone. To the extent that pilates is weight bearing, it will help maintain bone health. ...Read more

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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I've been diagnosed with Osteoporosis. What can I do to build my bones? Also, can you reverse bone loss after diagnosis.

I've been diagnosed with Osteoporosis.  What can I do to build my bones?  Also, can you reverse bone loss after diagnosis.

Exercise: Weight bearing exercise, calcium, vitamin D, estrogen if you are a candidate for it. You can retard the bone loss. Reduce caffeine and alcohol consumption. Practice yoga or pilates to strengthen the muscles around your bones. There are many drug options. Schedule an appointment with your doctor to discuss the pros and cons. ...Read more

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I am a 30 year old male with osteoporosis my back is fused with three spine l5-l4-l3 and I have two rods in my back can I workout my lower back?

I am a 30 year old male with osteoporosis my back is fused with three spine l5-l4-l3 and I have two rods in my back can I workout my lower back?

Not advised: You can but there is no need resistance training of a surgically stiffened and altered spine that has been contrived not to move y the plan of surgery was to stiffen your spine and protect your nerves more risk than benifit my opinion if you had your knee fused would you go to the gym to build your quad? For your back i recommend swimming pilates only if you have to do something low impact. ...Read more

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Can you please define osteoporosis?

Can you please define osteoporosis?

Disease: Osteoporosis is a disease where the affected person has low bone mass and deterioration of the bones. This results in fragile bones and and increase in susceptibility to fractures and broken bones. Risk factors: gender (female) and age (post-menopausal). Excercise and calcium supplementation... In children (fortified milk) and young ladies are important, life-long preventive measures. ...Read more

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Is osteoporosis a reversible condition?

Is osteoporosis a reversible condition?

To some degree: Once the diagnosis of osteoporosis is made, we first hope therapy will slow down and stabalize bone density. We then hope we will add bone density back. We may not be able to get someone out of the osteoporosis range but with proper treatment, weight bearing exercise, and supplements bone denisty should rise. ...Read more

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How do I know if I am at risk for getting osteoporosis?

How do I know if I am at risk for getting osteoporosis?

Risk factors?: Menopause is a major risk factor since the loss of estrogen leads to increased bone loss. Other important risks include increasing age, family history, personal history of a fracture, cigarette smoking, use of steroids, low body weight, or alcohol. The frax risk analysis will help you calculate your risk of a fracture within the next 10 years. ...Read more

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What do you do if you have advanced osteoporosis?

What do you do if  you have advanced osteoporosis?

Teriparatide: If severe osteoporosis is present it is important to determine the cause to see if it is correctible. The most potent medication to treat osteoporosis is teriparatide. ...Read more

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What are alternatives to the perscription medications for osteoporosis?

What are alternatives to the perscription medications for osteoporosis?

Vit D,K and others: It takes more than just vit d and calcium. Vit k in the form of mk7, magnesium and trace minerals are important. Strontium can be helpful. Oxaloacetic acid has been shown to slow bone loss. Of course hormones can slow bone loss. Wt bearing and strength exercise are important. There are options besides biphosphonates. ...Read more

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Do men ever get osteoporosis?

Yes: Men definitely get osteoporosis. In healthy men, by the age of 65 and older the incidence of osteoporosis is essentially the same as a woman. In fact as men age they develop a higher death rate following hip fractures then women. Men need bone density testing also. ...Read more

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How can I alleviate suffering from osteoporosis?

Prevent accidents.: Although a variety of medications can improve bone density prevention of accidents is very important in reducing the risk of fractures. About 90% of hip fractures occur after a fall. So preventing falls is more important than taking medication to prevent hip fractures. ...Read more