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Vitamin Important Preventing Osteoporosis
How can vitamin d help to maintain strong bones helping to prevent the development of osteoporosis?
Can you tell me how could vitamin d help to maintain strong bones helping to prevent the development of osteoporosis?
Would taking vitamin k2 help prevent blood clots that may occur whilst taking raloxifene for osteoporosis?
Would Vitamin k2 supplements help prevent osteoporosis on warfarin? I know this would need INR monitoring
Will taking calcium and vitamin k supplements cure osteoporosis and prevent fractures in an otherwise healthy 86 year old lady?
My body can not consume enought vitamin d on its own . I am on a vitamin d pill once a week.I do have osteoporosis how do these 2 this connect ?
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
How can I manage osteoporosis without drugs? Are there any ways to treat osteoporosis without using prescription drugs (for example, by using vitamins or other supplements)?
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
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
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 moreSee 4 more doctor answers
What problems have to do with vitamin d deficiency other than rickets, osteoporosis and osteomalacia?
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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
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