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How do I treat osteoporosis?

How do I treat osteoporosis?

Medications: Before treating osteoporosis a variety of tests should be done and a history should be taken to determine, if possible, the cause of the problem. A variety of medications can be used to prevent bone loss including estrogen, bisphosphonates and denosumab. For severe osteoporosis teriparatide, a drug which builds bone can be used. ...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 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

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I've been hearing about new drugs that can help treat osteoporosis some are taken weekly, monthly or even annually. Which is the best one?

Great concern!: This is best determined by your personal need, current medical condition and "risk". After your screening, family history and medical history review -you and your clinician may seek what works best for you. Often the 1st choice may not be suited for your individual profile. ...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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What is the normal vit d level which is required to treat osteoporosis my 25(oh) d level now is 44.7 ng/ml & what the dose of vit D3 should I take?

What is the normal vit d level which is required to treat osteoporosis my 25(oh) d level now is 44.7 ng/ml & what the dose of vit D3 should I take?

Vit D: You will see that you will get multiple answers on this one. I think whatever you are doing now to keep your level where it is, is fine. More is not always better. If you look at the history of vitamins, each has gone through a wonder-drug phase and then good studies show tht too much is not good. Vit d will follow suit. A well designed study is in the works now. ...Read more

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Ibandronic acid tablets 150 mg and vitamin D3 60k once a month, calcium tablets daily enough to treat osteoporosis? I am male, 30. Can it be cured?

Ibandronic acid tablets 150 mg and vitamin D3 60k once a month, calcium tablets daily enough to treat osteoporosis? I am male, 30. Can it be cured?

Depends: For a male your age to have osteoporosis, there is likely to be more factors involved. Consider and test for copper deficiency. Also take magnesium daily, vitamin K2 daily, and some vitamin A occasionally. Strontium can also be useful, as well as boron. Avoid drinking coca cola or pepsi, as these damage your bones mineral balance. ...Read more

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Are there side effects with medications used to treat osteoporosis if they are injected instead of taken orally? Do you avoid stomach upset, etc.?

Injectables are: less difficult on the stomach, and they also do not depend on gut absorption. so for many women the injectable bisphosphonate drugs like pamidronate for osteoporosis (amongst other things) are useful. the downside is that injectable drugs can seriously lover your blood calcium levels. The doc prescribing the medication knows this and you should have that monitored. ...Read more

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Hi Dr i took two hours before injection MIACALCIC to treat osteoporosis ..Until now have had a warm body with vomiting and nausea ... Is this normal?

Hi Dr i took two hours before injection MIACALCIC to treat osteoporosis ..Until now have had a warm body with vomiting and nausea ... Is this normal?

Sounds Fishy To Me: One of the listed group of common side effects of Miacalcic(synthetic salmon calcitonin)is nausea and diarrhea,with vomiting picking up the rear.I guess the message here is that,despite how lousy you think your life is,it can always get worse.If this occurs more than 2-3 times and won't go away,or it gets worse,you should stop taking it and let your doctor know.And they say salmon is good for you- ...Read more

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