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Alternative medicines for osteoporosis include vitamin d and calcium pills?

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Dr. Alan Feldman
Internal Medicine - Endocrinology
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In brief: Possibly

Although there are studies showing that calcium and vitamin d slow the loss of bone after menopause, recent studies have been suggesting that taking calcium supplements is not the same as getting calcium through foods in your diet.
Calcium supplements may be associated with a higher risk of cardiovascular disease, whereas high calcium diet is not. At your age you should be concentrating on diet.

In brief: Possibly

Although there are studies showing that calcium and vitamin d slow the loss of bone after menopause, recent studies have been suggesting that taking calcium supplements is not the same as getting calcium through foods in your diet.
Calcium supplements may be associated with a higher risk of cardiovascular disease, whereas high calcium diet is not. At your age you should be concentrating on diet.
Dr. Alan Feldman
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Dr. Chaitanya Mamillapalli
Internal Medicine

In brief: Depends

calcium and vitamin D supplementation are important in the prevention and treatment of osteoporosis.

please review information about calcium and vitamin D supplementation
https://www.nof.org/patients/treatment/calciumvitamin-d

based upon the severity of the osteoporosis, pharmacological treatment is required in addition to the calcium and vitamin D supplementation. Consult with endocrinologist

In brief: Depends

calcium and vitamin D supplementation are important in the prevention and treatment of osteoporosis.

please review information about calcium and vitamin D supplementation
https://www.nof.org/patients/treatment/calciumvitamin-d

based upon the severity of the osteoporosis, pharmacological treatment is required in addition to the calcium and vitamin D supplementation. Consult with endocrinologist
Dr. Chaitanya Mamillapalli
Dr. Chaitanya Mamillapalli
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