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Walking And Osteoporosis
I have osteoporosis in my hip, been diagnost. I like to walk at least three miles a day, but for the past few months, I have pain after my walk.
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
I am 92. My grandmother did not go into nursing home till 100. She was alert and socially active but osteoporosis made it difficult to walk. Unusual?
Is cycling better or walking as a exercise in early stage of osteoporosis for a 45 year old lady? What else can we do to strengthen knees.
Osteoporosis: For osteoporosis, it's weight bearing exercise more than aerobic exercise. Also, calcium and vitamin D3 supplementation, keep your weight down. Medications when necessary would include Fosamax, Actonel or Boniva (ibandronate). You'd need bone density tests every two to three years after you reach the menopause and treat more aggressively with medications dependent on the results. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Have MG, osteoporosis etc. broke 3rd meta on both feet, camboots. Worried MG will flare. Blood calc. 9.4. Broke just walking. Why? How do keep MG ok?
Myasthenia gravis?: Osteoporosis (blood Ca does not correlate) is typically a result of both: (a) limited activity combined with (b) poor calcium absorption & deposition into bones to solidify them. (b) is very dependent of vitamin D3 concentration. Yet D deficiency is the 1 common vit. deficiency in the US (healthy upper normal in the 70-80 ng/ml range by blood test) & most vit D supplements are poorly effective. ...Read more
I have severe osteoporosis and the ball l of my right foot is terribly painful when i walk, what could it be?
My mother has osteoporosis she is having mild pain while walking can it be fracture no fall no accident just minor discomfort?
I am 22 yrs old,my mom has osteoporosis.Hips are sore walking and using stairs.I havent changed daily activities.Knees crack,crunch,hurt when i bend ?
Knees: If you have that much pain and discomfort with your limbs please see your Primary doctor who may be able to help directly or perhaps send you to an Orthopedist. ...Read more
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Your doctor may also suggest a safe exercise plan. Walking is usually the easiest type of exercise, but swimming or other low-impact exercises can work just as well. Exercise is an important way to keep blood sugar in control, and physical activity in pregnancy has been found to decrease the risk ...Read more