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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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Dr. PHILIP WALLER
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Osteoporosis (Definition)

A condition in which bones ...Read more


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Not a good eater! Have MG & osteoporosis. Take LOTS of meds. Wonder if any nutritional drink would help? If so, which would b best?

Nutritional drink: _42? F Minn MG (I not do not know what this is)! &osteoporosis & takes lots of meds/ asks if nutritional drink would help? My 1st plan would b to review ur Medical Hx n detail. In general if someone tells me they r taking LOTS of meds my first step is 2 consider decreasing them in a systematic fashion based on history. A nutritional drink will not help unless u have nutritional deficiency. ...Read more

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What can be done to help prevent osteoporosis? I know drinking milk is a good start but what else can I do to ensure my bones stay healthy?

What can be done to help prevent osteoporosis? I know drinking milk is a good start but what else can I do to ensure my bones stay healthy?

Osteoporosis basics: You must do 3 things to avoid osteoporosis: eat enough ca (usually 1000 - 1200mg/day) absorb it into your blood which requires vit d (600 - 800iu/day) get the calcium from your blood to the bone which requires 30 - 60 minutes of weight bearing exercise each day. Many things folks do are bad for the bones: smoking, excess alcohol, many drugs. ...Read more

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Do the drugs you take for osteoporosis once a month have less side effects than the daily or weekly pills?

Not necessarily: Oral medication for osteoporosis (bisphosphonates) all have similar side effect profile. Of course, if you take a medicine only once a month vs. Once weekly, the frequency or occurrence of side effects will be less. When taking bisphosphonate, important to take with water, stay upright or active afterwards and not lay down, to minimize most common side effect of reflux symptoms ...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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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 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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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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I have osteoporosis and high blood pressure, and take a calcium channel blocker with an arb. Besides exercise, will taking calcium pills help?

I have osteoporosis and high blood pressure, and take a calcium channel blocker with an arb. Besides exercise, will taking calcium pills help?

Calcium with vita D: Osteoporosis needs to be treated up prevent fractures. You need up start calcium with vitamin d 500/200 2-3x/ day plus a medicine called Fosamax or one in its class to adequately treat osteoporosis. A DEXA scan should be done after a year of treatment initiation. Increase in physical activity will help bone remodeling. ...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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Fludrocortizone safe to take if you already have osteoporosis?

Fludrocortizone safe to take if you already have osteoporosis?

Not great: In general steroids can cause osteoporosis or worsen it, so ideally if you have osteoporosis you should not take anything with steroid in it. Discuss with your doctor. ...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?

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 prescription medication do you take for osteoporosis?

Ask your doctor: Some of this depends on your cause of osteoporosis and your doctor can assist in determinign the cause. Once the cause is determined there are a variety of therapeutic options including: vitamin d, calcium, bisphosphonates (fosomax, Boniva (ibandronate) etc), prolia, Forteo and others. ...Read more

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What should I take for osteoporosis other than prescriptions medications?

Calcium/Vitamin D: But they're better for prevention. Once you have established osteoporosis, only medication can help reduce bone loss and maybe even regain some bone mass. Talk w/your doctor. ...Read more

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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