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Is it okay to do yoga if you have slight osteoporosis?

Is it okay to do yoga if you have slight osteoporosis?

Yes: Yoga is a great way to increase flexibility and balance which is important in preventing falls, even though it does not have significant impact on bone density. Strength training, which also does not have a significant impact on bone density, can be protective against injuries. Weight bearing exercise like walking, running, walking stairs, jumping rope is the most effective at prevention and TX. ...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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Good yoga programs on dvd?

Good yoga programs on dvd?

Look online: There are many excellent dvd's - but these days, there is amazing content on line at sites like yogaglo.Com and yogajournal.Com. You can select something in many different styles and time frames. ...Read more

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I've been diagnosed with Osteoporosis. What can I do to build my bones? Also, can you reverse bone loss after diagnosis.

I've been diagnosed with Osteoporosis.  What can I do to build my bones?  Also, can you reverse bone loss after diagnosis.

Exercise: Weight bearing exercise, calcium, vitamin D, estrogen if you are a candidate for it. You can retard the bone loss. Reduce caffeine and alcohol consumption. Practice yoga or pilates to strengthen the muscles around your bones. There are many drug options. Schedule an appointment with your doctor to discuss the pros and cons. ...Read more

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My mother is 52, eats healthy, healthy weight. she has osteoarthritis and osteoporosis. can she excersize and lift weights. what can we for the pain?

My mother is 52, eats healthy, healthy weight.  she has osteoarthritis and osteoporosis. can she excersize and lift weights. what can we for the pain?

Osteoporosis: She needs to discuss the various treatments with the doctor based on her DEXA bone scan and history related to Osteoporosis, etc. She would certainly benefit on starting at least a low impact exercise program. Have her Calcium and 25 OH-Vit D level done to let the Dr. make the best decisions on her treatment regimen. Best wishes. ...Read more

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How can I at age 64 increase my ability to stand straight, run straight, and sit straight without my back hurting. To the surprise of my physician, i was diagnosed with osteoporosis at age 40. Ever since then, i've taken medication to build bone; dependin

You : You may want to consider a personal trainer who is experienced with your age group to advise you on a strengthening program, even weight lifting. Yoga can also be very helpful for posture and strengthening. Be sure to get professional advice though so that you don't incur an injury. ...Read more

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Can you please define osteoporosis?

Can you please define osteoporosis?

Disease: Osteoporosis is a disease where the affected person has low bone mass and deterioration of the bones. This results in fragile bones and and increase in susceptibility to fractures and broken bones. Risk factors: gender (female) and age (post-menopausal). Excercise and calcium supplementation... In children (fortified milk) and young ladies are important, life-long preventive measures. ...Read more

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Is osteoporosis a reversible condition?

Is osteoporosis a reversible condition?

To some degree: Once the diagnosis of osteoporosis is made, we first hope therapy will slow down and stabalize bone density. We then hope we will add bone density back. We may not be able to get someone out of the osteoporosis range but with proper treatment, weight bearing exercise, and supplements bone denisty should rise. ...Read more

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How do I know if I am at risk for getting osteoporosis?

How do I know if I am at risk for getting osteoporosis?

Risk factors?: Menopause is a major risk factor since the loss of estrogen leads to increased bone loss. Other important risks include increasing age, family history, personal history of a fracture, cigarette smoking, use of steroids, low body weight, or alcohol. The frax risk analysis will help you calculate your risk of a fracture within the next 10 years. ...Read more

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What do you do if you have advanced osteoporosis?

What do you do if  you have advanced osteoporosis?

Teriparatide: If severe osteoporosis is present it is important to determine the cause to see if it is correctible. The most potent medication to treat osteoporosis is teriparatide. ...Read more

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What are alternatives to the perscription medications for osteoporosis?

What are alternatives to the perscription medications for osteoporosis?

Vit D,K and others: It takes more than just vit d and calcium. Vit k in the form of mk7, magnesium and trace minerals are important. Strontium can be helpful. Oxaloacetic acid has been shown to slow bone loss. Of course hormones can slow bone loss. Wt bearing and strength exercise are important. There are options besides biphosphonates. ...Read more

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Dr. Jan Lei Iwata
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Yoga (Definition)

The term yoga comes from a sanskrit word which means yoke or union. Traditionally, yoga is a method joining the individual self with the divine, universal spirit, or cosmic consciousness. Physical and mental exercises are designed to help achieve this goal, also ...Read more


Dr. Lawrence Rosen
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Yoga Programs (Definition)

Yoga programs are designed to promote yoga as a form ...Read more