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Doctor insights on: Vegan Diets For Osteoporosis

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Dr. Arthur Heller
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Diet (Definition)

refers to all the physical matter humans (like all living creatures) must take in on a recurring basis; only partially for energy. Like all life on planet humans are open systems which keep tearing down their structure & require intake of atoms/molecules from which to rebuild their structure. Intestinal lining cells replaced ~every 3 days. CaPO4 in bones ~every 6 years, ...Read more


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Is diet soda or regular soda or tea good for osteoporosis?

Is  diet soda or regular soda or tea good for osteoporosis?

Osteoporosis: Cola contains caffeine and phosphoric acid which may lead to osteoporosis. There has been mixed data but avoiding soda would be beneficial to your health in many ways. ...Read more

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Is it possible to rebuild bone, without medication, by diet when you have osteoporosis?

Is it possible to rebuild bone, without medication, by diet when you have osteoporosis?

Not likely: Problem is bone cell turnover favors destruction over new production and diet will not influence this disparity. ...Read more

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57 year old Asian woman with osteoporosis. Any studies that show that diet & exercise alone can maintain health, i.e., drugs aren't necessary?

57 year old Asian woman with osteoporosis. Any studies that show that diet & exercise alone can maintain health, i.e., drugs aren't necessary?

A nutritionally-: oriented doc or a natural medicine doc can help. You need to be monitored but there are natural options such as a combo product of minerals and co-factors or strontium. Please do this under professional guidance. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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What are some reasons an Atkins diet causes osteoporosis?

What are some reasons an Atkins diet causes osteoporosis?

Not true: I am not aware of any evidence that a low carb diet causes osteoporosis. If anything, a low carb, high protein diet should help osteoporosis. ...Read more

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Have osteoporosis and high cholesterol, what should I eat in my diet?

Have osteoporosis and high cholesterol, what should I eat in my diet?

Diet: Cutting out processed foods, excess sugar and sodium will help with your health issues. Be sure to add calcium and vitamin d to your diet for your osteoporosis. Best of luck! ...Read more

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Is the paleo diet risky for a 50 year old woman with a significant family history of osteoporosis?

Potentially but..: This depends on what type of paleo diet you do. Some versions are really high in meats/animal foods and such foods appear to increase risk of osteoporosis. A diet rich in fruits ; vegetables protects against osteoporosis. Before starting the paleo diet see http://bit.Ly/18dbggr ; http://bit.Ly/1cpscua for a great article on osteoporosis ; diet see http://huff.To/j97q64 ;. ...Read more

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Will my sister have osteoporosis &or have osteoarthritis? Shes 40s.If my mom has it .Shes smoker nonactive, diet poor&has joint bone pain right side.

Will my sister have osteoporosis &or have osteoarthritis? Shes 40s.If my mom has it .Shes smoker nonactive, diet poor&has joint bone pain right side.

Probably yes: Our health is determined by a combination of genetics ; lifestyle factors. Since your mom has it you are both at increased risk but a healthy diet ; lifestyle can still minimize that risk. Being sedentary, smoking ; poor diet all increase risk so the odds are quite high she will get these- she may already have them! see http://bit.Ly/1a48ofs ; http://bit.Ly/1a2dbdw. ...Read more

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Can osteoporosis be treated?

Can osteoporosis be treated?

Osteoporosis treat: Osteoporosis can be treated. At your age it would be unusual to go right to a prescription unless it was severe, you already had fractures, or other medical conditions you might have. For most people your age, a good diet and exercise will go a long way towards good bone health. ...Read more

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How is osteoporosis diagnosed?

How is osteoporosis diagnosed?

Bone density testing: The best test is a bone density test (known as a dxa scan). This painless test measures the density of your bones. Your doctor uses this test to predict the risk of bone fracture in the future. Sometimes a spine or hip xray can show fractures of your spine/vertebra which can indicate undiagnosed osteoporosis but usually the first test is the dxa scan. ...Read more

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Is having osteoporosis serious?

Is having osteoporosis serious?

Yes: Osteoporosis increases the risk of fractures which can lead to chronic back pain, hip fractures are also very serious and have increased morbidity and mortality. In other words people don't do well after hip fracture and may never fully recover. ...Read more

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What is osteoporosis? Who gets it?

Osteoporosis.: Osteoporosis is demineralization (loss of calcium) of the bone. It comes in two types, osteopenia which is the condition of weakening bone which precedes osteoporosis. Risk factors include menopause, immobility, chronic steroid use, hyperparathyroidism, etc. ...Read more

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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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What are the symptoms of osteoporosis?

None: Most patients have no symptoms associated with bone loss until a fracture occurs. It is important to obtain a dexa or bone density scan to measure bone density and see if osteoporosis or bone loss is occurring. ...Read more

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What organs are affected by osteoporosis?

What organs are affected by osteoporosis?

Bone: Osteoporosis affects the strength of the bone, and can predispose patients to develop fractures. In severe cases, spinal deformities can develop which can ultimately also affect the heart, lungs, and GI tract. ...Read more

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What increases my chances of osteoporosis?

What increases my chances of osteoporosis?

DIet, no exercise &: An unhealthy diet is the biggest risk for osteoporosis. Sugar, sodas, excessive meat/protein, coffee, alcohol & smoking all acidify your body & leach calcium from bones. Lack of regular exercise & deficiencies of vit d & k also increase risk, as can malabsorption. See http://doctorklaper.Com/answers05.Html & http://www.Drdach.Com/wst_page6.Html. ...Read more

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Dr. PHILIP WALLER
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Osteoporosis (Definition)

A condition in which bones ...Read more