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What are ways to treat osteopenia and osteoporosis without using prescription drugs?

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Dr. Chad Boomershine
Internal Medicine - Rheumatology
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In brief: Exercise and vit D

Weight-bearing exercises will help strengthen your bones.
Calcium and vitamin d supplements also help-i recommend a blood test for vitamin d (25 hydroxy vitamin d), it should be 30 or higher. Some people need much more vitamin d than what is recommended to get their level up to 30. You can use the frax calculator to determine your fracture risk: http://www.Shef.Ac.Uk/frax/tool.Jsp?Country=9.

In brief: Exercise and vit D

Weight-bearing exercises will help strengthen your bones.
Calcium and vitamin d supplements also help-i recommend a blood test for vitamin d (25 hydroxy vitamin d), it should be 30 or higher. Some people need much more vitamin d than what is recommended to get their level up to 30. You can use the frax calculator to determine your fracture risk: http://www.Shef.Ac.Uk/frax/tool.Jsp?Country=9.
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