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How is osteoporosis prevented? Heard calcium and vit d are not effective.

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Dr. PHILIP WALLER
Internal Medicine - Rheumatology
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Osteoporosis chances are lower first of all with consistent weight bearing exercise.
They has been recent discussion on the benefits of calcium and vitamin d but i still would rec 500 to 1, 000 mg of calcium and at least 400 iu of vitamin d and a manesium supplement. No smoking as smoking can increase bone loss. Stay up on DEXA scans so bone density can be followed more closely.

In brief: See below

Osteoporosis chances are lower first of all with consistent weight bearing exercise.
They has been recent discussion on the benefits of calcium and vitamin d but i still would rec 500 to 1, 000 mg of calcium and at least 400 iu of vitamin d and a manesium supplement. No smoking as smoking can increase bone loss. Stay up on DEXA scans so bone density can be followed more closely.
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