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Can I counteract potential osteoporosis family history by taking calcium supplements?

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Dr. PHILIP WALLER
Internal Medicine - Rheumatology
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Calcium and vitamin d supplements certainly are a part of reducing bone loss.
Depending on your age, a DEXA or bone denstiy test may be in order to measure your bone density and see if bone loss is present. If so, other therapy may be indicated. Also weight bearing exercise is important in helping maintain bone density.

In brief: One answer

Calcium and vitamin d supplements certainly are a part of reducing bone loss.
Depending on your age, a DEXA or bone denstiy test may be in order to measure your bone density and see if bone loss is present. If so, other therapy may be indicated. Also weight bearing exercise is important in helping maintain bone density.
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