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What kind of food should I eat if I already have osteoporosis?

What kind of food should I eat if I already have osteoporosis?

Osteoporosis foods: Eat foods low in salt and high in whole grains, fruits and vegetables. The main idea is to consume plenty of calcium and vitamin d. Limit caffeine, carbonated drinks and alcohol. Some examples: low fat dairy products, yogurts, fish (sardines, salmom, tuna), dark, leafy green vegetables, calcium fortified foods, eggs... ...Read more

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What kind of functional foods should I eat if osteoporosis?

What kind of functional foods should I eat if osteoporosis?

Osteoporosis foods: Eat foods low in salt and high in whole grains, fruits and vegetables. The main idea is to consume plenty of calcium and vitamin d. Limit caffeine, carbonated drinks and alcohol. Some examples: low fat dairy products, yogurts, fish (sardines, salmom, tuna), dark, leafy green vegetables, calcium fortified foods, eggs... ...Read more

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I have osteoporosis, what are some foods I should eat?

I have osteoporosis, what are some foods I should eat?

Diet not that helpfu: Foods really have no benefit. Make sure you have adequate vitamin d intake. Recent studies have once again shown that calcium supplements have little or no benefit in treating osteoporosis. ...Read more

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Why is protein rich food not allowed to osteoporosis patients?

Why is protein rich food not allowed to osteoporosis patients?

Protein and bone: Bone is complex. It has a collagen matrix, which is composed of protein. This matrix actively calcifies. The osteoid that results actively undergoes calcification and calcium release. This process is pH sensitive. Animal meats are acidic. The acids they contain are buffered quickly after we eat them. Bone is a huge buffer; acid buffering by bone inhibits calcification and causes calcium release. ...Read more

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How can one's food eating habits over time contribute to the development of diabetes, heart disease, osteoporosis, or cancer?

How can one's food eating habits over time contribute to the development of diabetes, heart disease, osteoporosis, or cancer?

Foods: Clearly there are genetic factors involved but by eating a healthy diet, exercising regularly, not smoking and avoiding toxins you can prevent some or all of these diseases. Just by eating healthy and not being obese you will avoid most of these. Ther are a number of diets and recommendations so you should find what works for you. ...Read more

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I have high iron 327 fatty liver hepatitis C genotype 1 thyroid osteoporosis my liver is working fine what food I should avoid?

I have high iron 327 fatty liver hepatitis C genotype 1 thyroid osteoporosis  my liver is working fine what food I should avoid?

Healthjy diet will h: Fatty liver usually occurs when you are overweight. So you need to eat healthy and lose some weight(also begin daily exercise). You should adopt reduced fats in your diet and reduce refined carbohydrates like sugar and starches. Avoid animal fats and switch to a plant based, low caloric diet with ample portions of veggies and fruits in your diet. ...Read more

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What kind of exercise can I do if I have osteoporosis? What are the best, safest ways to get physical exercise with osteoporosis?

What kind of exercise can I do if I have osteoporosis? What are the best, safest ways to get physical exercise with osteoporosis?

Light weights: Weight training is beneficial for osteoporosis. Light weights, higher reps, focusing on the weight bearing joints especially is beneficial. Focus on the legs, as people tend to fracture the hips, and focus on the core to protect the spine. ...Read more

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What should I eat if I have risk of osteoporosis?

What should I eat if I have risk of osteoporosis?

Osteoporosis foods: Eat foods low in salt and high in whole grains, fruits and vegetables. The main idea is to consume plenty of calcium and vitamin d. Limit caffeine, carbonated drinks and alcohol. Some examples: low fat dairy products, yogurts, fish (sardines, salmom, tuna), dark, leafy green vegetables, calcium fortified foods, eggs... ...Read more

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What type of exercises should a person suffering from osteoporosis do?

Weight-bearing: Walking/hiking and resistance exercises such as low-risk weight-lifting would be good choices for you. These allow the bones to maintain their bone density and possibly stimulate a greater a bone density. Although biking and swimming are good exercises, these are not as helpful for someone with diminished bone density. ...Read more

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What type of exercise is best for preventing osteoporosis?

What type of exercise is best for preventing osteoporosis?

Weight bearing: According to the national osteoporosis foundation, the best exercises for building bone density are: weight bearing exercises such as walking/jogging/stair climbing, or muscle-strengthening exercise such as weight lifting. Nonimpact activities such as posture/balance exercise may also benefit people with osteoporosis. ...Read more

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When calcium is recommended for osteoporosis, is it a special kind of calcium such as citrate or milate (please forgive incorrect spelling?)

Citrate or carbonate: Either will do, if taken properly and in the correct amount, along with sufficient vitamin d. Check w/your physician. ...Read more

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If you have osteoporosis should you eat a lot of calcuim?

If you have osteoporosis should you eat a lot of calcuim?

Yes, but not enough: Eating calcium alone will not do much to help osteoporosis! you need to make sure to have adequate vit. D (most adults need about 5000 iu/day) & it is crucial to take vit k2 (1-45 mg/day) which insures the calcium you eat goes to your bones instead of your arteries. Magnesium is crucial & other nutrients help too- see http://www.Drdach.Com/wst_page6.Html & http://doctorklaper.Com/answers05.Html. ...Read more

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What should I eat and drink if I have osteoporosis? I don't like to take pills.

What should I eat and drink if I have osteoporosis? I don't like to take pills.

Calcium and D: You'll get the most calcium from dairy products. Many foods are being fortified with calcium and vitamin d. Just take a good look at nutrition labels. ...Read more

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I have had 8 surgeries over the past five years, now I have osteoporosis, i eat healthily, i exercise well, what more can I do to feel healthy & well?

I have had 8 surgeries over the past five years, now I have osteoporosis, i eat healthily, i exercise well, what more can I do to feel healthy & well?

Osteoporosis: To treat osteoporosis, it's weight bearing exercise, 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 more

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What type of doctor typically treats osteoporosis?

Many: Start first with your primary care physician. He/she is the one who knows you best. If necessary, she/he will refer you to the appropriate specialist (endo, gyn, rheumatologists, orthopedic, women health...). It's very important to try to find the cause of the osteoporosis rather than just jump directly to treatment. ...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 a homocysteine level of 12 kind of on the high end for someone in their 20s? Can it be associated w osteoporosis and homocystinuria?

No: Normal levels of homocysteine is below 15. Increased levels of this amino acid are associated with early onset blood vessel plaque and blood clots that can cause heart attacks, strokes and blood clots in other areas as well. It is not associated with osteoporosis. Homocysteinuria is a genetic disease associated with multiple birth defects including mental retardation. ...Read more

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I've been told my body isn't absorbing Calcium so I have osteoporosis. Now my cholesterol has gone from 190 to 260 in one year. I exercise, eat right?

I've been told my body isn't absorbing 
Calcium so I have osteoporosis. Now my cholesterol has gone from 190 to 260 in one year. I exercise, eat right?

Deficient in D, K?: Vitamin D is needed to absorb Calcium and K needed for calcium to enter our bones. Get your D level checked- optimal is 50-80. Try Vit K2 15-45 mg/day (not mcg). High chol. may be caused by stress. It may not be a problem if you don't have vascular inflammation. See http://tinyurl.com/axtab4d and http://tinyurl.com/9x3n594 and http://www.naturalnews.com/033975_high_cholesterol_heart_attacks.html ...Read more

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