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How can I naturally treat my osteoporosis? Are there natural ways to help treat the beginning signs of osteoporosis?

How can I naturally treat my osteoporosis? Are there natural ways to help treat the beginning signs of osteoporosis?

Vitamin D & Calcium: Everyone's definition of "natural" is different. For example, nothing is more natural that Premarin which is an estrogen extracted from pregnant mare urine. If you're looking for something that's not fda regulated, then i recommend vitamin d and calcium. ...Read more

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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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What are some signs of osteoporosis?

What are some signs of osteoporosis?

Bone fragility: Easy fractures of bone under minimal or normal conditions. Repeated fractures, stress fractures, spinal compression fractures, etc. Loss of height due to spinal compression fractures. Back pain, developing back hump. ...Read more

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My lower back cracks when I bend over. Is this a normal part of aging, or a sign of osteoporosis?

My lower back cracks when I bend over. Is this a normal part of aging, or a sign of osteoporosis?

Normal : This is very normal, just like when people crack their knuckles. You're simply moving your joints around and that is what's creating the popping sounds. No worries. ...Read more

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Too young to have osteoporosis? Obviously making sure you are building strong bones is important at any age, but at what age does one really start to watch for signs of osteoporosis? And although I am young now, what can I do to prevent it? Is it possible

Ostopenia age: You can have osteoporosis at any age. But usually women need worry only at the age of menopause when ovaries stop producing the bone saving hormones. Some folks can get severe early osteoporosis: skinny women long distance runners are famous for creating a problem - especially if they run so much their periods stop, lack of adequate calcium absorption from inadequate vit d, excess etoh or drugs. ...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?

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?

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