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Why is vitamin d important in preventing osteoporosis?

Why is vitamin d important in preventing osteoporosis?

Yes: It's important for most people to supplement with calcium and vitamin d for good bone health. A simple blood test can be used to check for vitamin d deficiency. ...Read more

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Dr. PHILIP WALLER
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How can vitamin d help to maintain strong bones helping to prevent the development of osteoporosis?

How can vitamin d help to maintain strong bones helping to prevent the development of osteoporosis?

More calcium to bone: Vitamin D improves the absorption of calcium from diet and help the body to place more of the needed Calcium in your bones ...Read more

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Would taking vitamin k2 help prevent blood clots that may occur whilst taking raloxifene for osteoporosis?

Would taking vitamin k2 help prevent blood clots that may occur whilst taking raloxifene for osteoporosis?

No: Vitamin k is a coenzyme in the liver that is involved in production of clotting factors ii, vii, ix and x as well as protein c and s. These are all involved in pro-coagulatory processes except for protein c and s. ...Read more

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Would Vitamin k2 supplements help prevent osteoporosis on warfarin? I know this would need INR monitoring

Would Vitamin k2 supplements help prevent osteoporosis on warfarin? I know this would need INR monitoring

See below: Taking vitamin K would negate the effects of warfarin. If you need to take warfarin, you should not take vitamin k. Do not change your medications without discussing it with your doctor who prescribed warfarin. Wish you good health. ...Read more

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Will taking calcium and vitamin k supplements cure osteoporosis and prevent fractures in an otherwise healthy 86 year old lady?

Will taking calcium and vitamin k supplements cure osteoporosis and prevent fractures in an otherwise healthy 86 year old lady?

No: It will neither cure nor prevent fractures. Protective hip covers, fall precautions may help. Use of phosphates will be individualized at 86 ...Read more

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Can i take vitamin k2 for osteoporosis while using aspirin 100? And how much mcg of k2 would be appropriate while looking at aspirin dosage?

Can i take vitamin k2 for osteoporosis while using aspirin 100? And how much mcg of k2 would be appropriate while looking at aspirin dosage?

Little Clear Info: Check for more reputable data yourself, eg.: http://www.Ncbi.Nlm.Nih.Gov/pubmed/21114195 & possibly http://articles.Mercola.Com/sites/articles/archive/2012/05/16/vitamins-d-and-k2-reduce-osteoporosis.Aspx as examples. But, no large clinical trial to clarify, still more theory & promotion. Asa no clear relation; slows blood clotting & ?es stomach/intestinal irritation/.Bleeding down to <10 mg/day. ...Read more

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Alternative medicines for osteoporosis include vitamin d and calcium pills?

Alternative medicines for osteoporosis include vitamin d and calcium pills?

Possibly: Although there are studies showing that calcium and vitamin d slow the loss of bone after menopause, recent studies have been suggesting that taking calcium supplements is not the same as getting calcium through foods in your diet. Calcium supplements may be associated with a higher risk of cardiovascular disease, whereas high calcium diet is not. At your age you should be concentrating on diet. ...Read more

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How to best manage severe, severe osteoporosis? Have tried all types of services, just started Prolia, increased calcium, increased vitamin D.

How to best manage severe, severe osteoporosis?  Have tried all types of services, just started Prolia, increased calcium, increased vitamin D.

Ask about Forteo: Ask your physician about Forteo, which is the only osteoporosis treatment which actually builds bone (for the most part, all of the other treatments simply prevent further breakdown of bone). Unfortunately, insurance coverage can be an issue for Forteo, and also it requires a daily subcutaneous injection (a very tiny needle) for 2 years. Add daily walking to your treatment as well. ...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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What is the difference between osteopenia and osteoporosis? What effect does nutrients like calcium and vitamin d have on these conditions?

What is the difference between osteopenia and osteoporosis? What effect does nutrients like calcium and vitamin d have on these conditions?

Matter of degree: Osteopenia can simply refer to loss of bone substance (density) on x-rays. It can also mean bone loss not severe enough to be called osteoporosis. Osteoporosis is density more than 2.5 standard deviations less than normal young people (t score less than -2.5). Osteopenia is T-score of -1.0 to -2.5. Calcium and vitamin d can help, but check with specialist. Other conditions can mimic osteoporosis. ...Read more

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Been prescription adcal 400iu D3 to take twice daily for vitamin d insufficiency, my levels were 32 nmol/l (in uk) is this too little? I have osteoporosis

Looks good!: Your vitamin d level is normal. If the test you had was the 25-hydroxyvitamin d level, this reflects your vitamin d storage. No need to take more. Your doctor should be looking for other reasons why you have osteoporosis at such an early age. By the way, no need to take vitamin d twice daily. Take both pills at once! ...Read more

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Sister had high blood pressure and osteoporosis. Giving up dairy products and calcium vitamins to lower bp. Should i be worried for her?

Sister had high blood pressure and osteoporosis. Giving up dairy products and calcium vitamins to lower bp. Should i be worried for her?

Calcium good for BP: You are right to be worried about your sister, calcium and vitamin d are essential for treating osteoporosis. I am not sure why your sister is giving up calcium. Calcium has been shown to lower blood pressure in numerous studies. The dash diet from the nih recommends eating a diet high in dairy products, at least 2-3 8 oz servings of low fat/fat free dairy per day. She needs to talk to her doctor. ...Read more

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What problems have to do with vitamin d deficiency other than rickets, osteoporosis and osteomalacia?

What problems have to do with vitamin d deficiency other than rickets, osteoporosis and osteomalacia?

Malabsorption: Certain malabsorption syndromes can lead to this. Also certain areas in the world who lack essential vitamins. Also people who do not eat a healthy diet. All adults should take 1000 international units of vitamin d daily. Hope this answers your question. ...Read more

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I have hepc fatty liver thyroid osteoporosis should I take vitamins and calcium?

I have hepc fatty liver thyroid osteoporosis should I take vitamins and calcium?

Discuss with your Dr: Calcium can help improve bone density but it can interfere with absorption of thyroid hormone if you are hypothyroid. Studies in the past few yrs showed some adverse affects of ca supplement like calcification in the heart with ? Of possible cause of heart disease so better to get calcium in diet, 3 servings of dairy daily. ...Read more

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How much magnesium glycinate should I take against 600mg of elemental calcium (carbonate) and 400iu vitamin D3 for osteoporosis?

How much magnesium glycinate should I take against 600mg of elemental calcium (carbonate) and 400iu vitamin D3 for osteoporosis?

About 400- 600 mg: There is no consensus. Some experts advise a 2:1 ratio of cal. To mag others advise a 1:2 ratio. I feel a 1:1 ratio is reasonable. Calcium carbonate is relatively poorly absorbed; citrate is much better. Mag glycinate is well-absorbed. Most adults need 5000 iu of d in fall ; winter for optimal levels. I advise adding vit k to your regime-see http://bit.Ly/1a48ofs ; http://bit.Ly/18qtb7y. ...Read more

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How likely is a severe allergic reaction to vitamin d , calcium , and Fosamax for my osteoporosis? Im scared to start my therapy cuz of this

How likely is a severe allergic reaction to vitamin d , calcium , and Fosamax for my osteoporosis? Im scared to start my therapy cuz of this

Rare: Vitamin D and Calcium should not cause an allergic reaction. That being said even vitamins contain additional binders and other substances which at times can cause a reaction, but it is extremely rare. Fosamax is a class of medications where there is a risk of adverse reaction or side effects, but true allergic reactions rarely occur. ...Read more

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I am 23 and have osteoporosis and osteopenia due to an eating disorder and steroid use(for CAH) what can I take other than vitamins to correct ?

I am 23 and have osteoporosis and osteopenia due to an eating disorder and steroid use(for CAH) what can I take other than vitamins to correct ?

Prescription medica-: tions for osteoporosis would probably best be managed by the endocrinologist who manages your Congenital Adrenal Hyperplasia. Sign records releases so that he or she can review your labs & DEXA scans prior to your visit. Keep your primary physician & mental health providers in the loop. They are all part of the team that helps you become & stay healthy. ...Read more