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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)

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


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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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Does drinking diet pepsi cause osteoporosis?

Does drinking diet pepsi cause osteoporosis?

Phosphoric acid: Dark sodas contain phosphoric acid in them, regular and diet. Over time calcium leeches out of the bone to help to buffer against the acid. This is the presumed mechanism leading to osteopenia in dark soda drinkers. Also, those who drink soda drink less milk so are deprived of additional calcium and vitamin d (fortified). ...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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