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What medications treat osteoporosis?

What medications 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

Dr. PHILIP WALLER
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Osteoporosis (Definition)

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Can probiotics help prevent osteoporosis from taking warfarin ?

 Can probiotics help prevent osteoporosis from taking warfarin ?

Osteoporosis : If your probiotics are in the form of yogurt, that can help you address the issue of osteoporosis by upping calcium intake. ...Read more

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Can kale cure osteoporosis?

Can kale cure osteoporosis?

No: There is no cure for osteoporosis, particularly kale. There are, however, treatments which are usually effective and can be prescribed by your doctor if necessary, but only after a complete evaluation. ...Read more

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How to prevent osteopenia and porosis?

How to prevent osteopenia and porosis?

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

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Can evista (raloxifene) cure osteoporosis?

Can evista (raloxifene) cure osteoporosis?

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

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How is osteoporosis treated?

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 more

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Can osteoporosis be prevented?

Can osteoporosis be prevented?

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 more

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How can I prevent osteoporosis?

How can I prevent osteoporosis?

See below: No smoking, no caffeine, regular weight bearing exercise, and a deit of foods rich in calcium and vitamin d. ...Read more

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What are ways to prevent osteoporosis?

What are ways to prevent osteoporosis?

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

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How much calcium to prevent bone thinning diseases?

Her it is: Children (4-8 years) 800 mg adults (51or older) 1200 mg teenagers (9-18 years) 1300 mg pregnant or nursing women 1200 mg adults (19-50) 1000 mg postmenopausal women 1200-1500 mg. ...Read more

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How to prevent common sambo injuries?

How to prevent common sambo injuries?

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

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How can women help prevent cardiovascular disease?

How can women help prevent cardiovascular disease?

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

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How to prevent arthritis?

How to prevent arthritis?

Genes: Your genes determine a lot. Avoid injury, strengthen and maintain full range of motion of all joints. ...Read more

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Can glucosamine supplement to prevent future joint problem?

Can glucosamine supplement to prevent future joint problem?

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

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How do you treat backbone osteoporosis?

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

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How is steroid-induced osteoporosis (siop) treated?

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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Has anybody tried bisphosphonates to treat osteoporosis?

Has anybody tried bisphosphonates to treat osteoporosis?

Not the best: Bisphosphonates can reduce fracture and raise you dexa scan scores but they donot build bone. If you are osteoporotic and have already had a fracture, consider Forteo to build bone first. ...Read more

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