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What Should I Eat And Drink If I Have Osteoporosis I Dont Like To Take Pills
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
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I am 30 male. Have osteoporosis. Doc gave ibandronic acid, Gemidro. Said take with water don't lie down for 1 hour. But when do I take it? Morn, eve?
How long can it take to heal commpessed fractured verbre on L5 and what does it mean i don't have osteoporosis broke it lifting?
I am on percoet 10-325, 4 per day. I don't take anything else for pain. My pain is getting worse. I have chronic back pain. I have osteoporosis, b?
Need options: Percocet doesn't treat the cause of the pain. Especially if they are no longer working, you need to seek options for treatment. First must diagnose the underlying cause then a better treamement plan can be employed. Injection therapy, physical therapy, other medications to help with other symptoms should be considered. Longer acting and stronger meds are only options if you don't respond to tx. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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