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Prevent Treat Osteoporosis
Osteoporosis: The list of therapies for osteoporosis is ling. You can find the list on the web. If your doctor has ordered a bone density study and used the result to prescribe a specific medication. If you have not had a bone density test you should not take any osteoporosis drug until you have had your bone density study. ...Read more
Be active, eat right: Pick your parents, don't smoke, alcohol in moderation (2/d-man, 1/d-women), be active, esp. Weight bearing exercises, e.g. Walk, run, racket sports, bball, etc); maintain weight (>115-120 helps), get your menstrual period, get adequate (not xs) protein, calories, , a, k, calcium, vitamin d in diet (other dietary factors like magnesium, selenium, silicon, boron, vitamin k are not as easily deficient. ...Read more
There is no : Permanent cure for osteoporosis, Raloxifene (evista) mimics estrogen's beneficial effects on bone density in postmenopausal women, without some of the risks associated with estrogen. Taking this drug may also reduce the risk of some types of breast cancer. Hot flashes are a common side effect. Raloxifene also may increase your risk of blood clots. ...Read more
Osteoporosis.: For osteoporosis, it's weight bearing exercise, calcium and vitamin D3 supplementation, keep your weight down. Medications when necessary would include Fosamax, Actonel or Boniva (ibandronate). You'd need bone density tests every two to three years after you reach the menopause and treat more aggressively with medications dependent on the results. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes: Although genetics do play a big role in the development of osteoporosis, there are things you can do to minimize the risk of getting it later in life: maintain healthy diet (adequate calcium and vitamin d intake), regular weight bearing exercise before and after menopause, don't smoke, drink alcohol only in moderation, maintain healthy weight (do not overdiet to the point of anorexia...). ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
3 tips: There are many things that you can do but let me give you three tips. First make sure that you are well conditioned before participating in any martial arts. The strength and endurance needed is immense. Second make sure you warm up adequately before going out on the mat and lastly make sure that you are competing in an appropriate weight and ability level. ...Read more
Same as men: Although much is made of women vs men in the cardivascular disease area, when it comes to prvention the same rules aply. Keep a healthy weight/bmi , keep your blood pressure down, stay active , dont smoke , eat a healthy diet that will keep yur cholesterol down and prevent obesity and diabetes ...Read more
No evidence for this: Glucosamine & chondroitin are supplements that some believe help osteoarthritis pain; studies have shown mixed results; the american academy of orthopedic surgeons recommend against prescription of these for knee oa as a randomized controlled trial showed no benefit; there is no evidence at present to show they can prevent future joint problems; stay active, injury free, and keep your weight down. ...Read more
Depends: Hi. Two categorical mechanisms: 1) anti-resorptive therapy, and 2) anabolic therapy. Most drugs are anti-resorptive: gonadal steroids (you haven't stated your gender...so, either estrogen or testosterone), all the bisphosphonates, denosumab, and others. The only anabolic drug is teriparatide, a favorite of mine assuming no contraindications. An ol' buddy, Mike Lewiecki, MD, runs a great program ...Read more
Several medications.: Steroid-induced osteoporosis can be prevented if a bisphosphonate drug or Forteo is taken during the time of steroid use. If osteoporosis is already present the same drugs would be helpful in preventing further loss but a return to normal bone density would be unlikely. ...Read more
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