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What's the safest way to treat bone loss?

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Dr. Quang Nguyen
Internal Medicine - Endocrinology
3 doctors agree

In brief: Many options

First, find out the cause of the bone loss so you are not just treating the symptom instead of the cause.
If you have osteopenia, make sure you maintain proper nutrition, keep active, do weight bearing exercises daily, take adequate calcium + vit d supplement (1200-1500 mg, 2000 iu vit d). If you have osteoporosis, do all above and a fda approved osteoporosis after discussion with your md/do.

In brief: Many options

First, find out the cause of the bone loss so you are not just treating the symptom instead of the cause.
If you have osteopenia, make sure you maintain proper nutrition, keep active, do weight bearing exercises daily, take adequate calcium + vit d supplement (1200-1500 mg, 2000 iu vit d). If you have osteoporosis, do all above and a fda approved osteoporosis after discussion with your md/do.
Dr. Quang Nguyen
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Dr. Ronald Achong
Surgery - Oral & Maxillofacial
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Many options

Medications and weight exercises are safe.

In brief: Many options

Medications and weight exercises are safe.
Dr. Ronald Achong
Dr. Ronald Achong
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Dr. Dennis Higginbotham
Obstetrics & Gynecology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Most medications

There are a number of medications specifically intended to treat osteoporosis.
Your doctor will need to decide, with you, if and when you need to be treated and which of the available medications would be best for you.

In brief: Most medications

There are a number of medications specifically intended to treat osteoporosis.
Your doctor will need to decide, with you, if and when you need to be treated and which of the available medications would be best for you.
Dr. Dennis Higginbotham
Dr. Dennis Higginbotham
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