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Prevent Treat Osteoporosis
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
Weight bearing: According to the national osteoporosis foundation, the best exercises for building bone density are: weight bearing exercises such as walking/jogging/stair climbing, or muscle-strengthening exercise such as weight lifting. Nonimpact activities such as posture/balance exercise may also benefit people with osteoporosis. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
How can I prevent osteoporosis? Is it possible to prevent osteoporosis through diet or other means?
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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