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What are alternative ways to treat osteopenia (or osteoporosis) without using prescription drugs?

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Dr. Christopher Dougherty
Orthopedic Surgery
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Osteoporosis

The best way to treat with over the counter medications is with vitamin d supplementation as well as with calcium.
Typical diets do not contain enough of these. Also, your skin helps to convert vitamin d into the usable form for your body so be sure to get outside.

In brief: Osteoporosis

The best way to treat with over the counter medications is with vitamin d supplementation as well as with calcium.
Typical diets do not contain enough of these. Also, your skin helps to convert vitamin d into the usable form for your body so be sure to get outside.
Dr. Christopher Dougherty
Dr. Christopher Dougherty
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Dr. Robert Dunbar
Orthopedic Surgery
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In brief: Be active

Start with low impact exervcises, such as tai chi or similar activities.
Having a diet that is well balanced and includes enough calcium is quite important as well. Try to avoid diet things that cause you to leech out calcium from your bones, such as caffeine.

In brief: Be active

Start with low impact exervcises, such as tai chi or similar activities.
Having a diet that is well balanced and includes enough calcium is quite important as well. Try to avoid diet things that cause you to leech out calcium from your bones, such as caffeine.
Dr. Robert Dunbar
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Dr. Randy Baker
Holistic Medicine

In brief: Many good approaches

As my colleagues have mentioned, weight-bearing exercise is helpful.
Avoid excess animal protein, sodas & smoking & limit simple carbs, alcohol & caffeine- these increase acidity & cause bone loss! emphasize vegies & fruits. Vitamin d (5000 units a day), vitamin k, magnesium & boron are very helpful. See http://www.Huffingtonpost.Com/christiane-northrup/osteoporosis-treatment-a_b_585528.Html.

In brief: Many good approaches

As my colleagues have mentioned, weight-bearing exercise is helpful.
Avoid excess animal protein, sodas & smoking & limit simple carbs, alcohol & caffeine- these increase acidity & cause bone loss! emphasize vegies & fruits. Vitamin d (5000 units a day), vitamin k, magnesium & boron are very helpful. See http://www.Huffingtonpost.Com/christiane-northrup/osteoporosis-treatment-a_b_585528.Html.
Dr. Randy Baker
Dr. Randy Baker
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Dr. Michael Rothman
Internal Medicine

In brief: Bones are protein

Eat enough protein, do wieght bearing exercises.
Optimize hormone levels keeping testosterone and Progesterone high enough and cortisol low enough through proper diet. Sunlight is extremely improtant.

In brief: Bones are protein

Eat enough protein, do wieght bearing exercises.
Optimize hormone levels keeping testosterone and Progesterone high enough and cortisol low enough through proper diet. Sunlight is extremely improtant.
Dr. Michael Rothman
Dr. Michael Rothman
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