Treating Osteoporosis

Posted by heritage1955 @heritage1955, Apr 1, 2016

Hi. I’m new to the site and am interested in treating osteoperosis. I’m 39 yo and recently had a bone density that showed I’m at -2.4. So, going through the intial “I can’t believe it” stuff. 🙂

@ryan_zadeh

There is a new tool based on advanced techniques that you can give your symptoms and it would give you matched diseases.

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Hi @predictable and @hopeful33250. Thank you for your evaluation of the above symptom website. We have muted the user until further notice.

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Hi, I read an article about the benefits of Yoga on Osteoporosis. I thought it might be interesting to others: 12 Minutes of Yoga for Bone Health
By JANE E. BRODY http://well.blogs.nytimes.com/2015/12/21/12-minutes-of-yoga-for-stronger-bones/?em_pos=small&emc=edit_hh_20161221&nl=well&nl_art=6&nlid=58074281&ref=headline&te=1&_r=0

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Advanced bone support contains Strontium, vitamin mk2 & hops plus about 8 more ingredients. I have been taking it for 6 years & my bone density is good. I’m 79 years old and have had several bad falls with no broken bones. I was DX with osteoporosis in 2005. Did not have a bone density at that time, was DX by X-ray. I continue to take the Advanced Bone Support that I obtain from Advanced Bionitritionals in Norcross, GA.
Roberta J Lumsdon, RN, BSN, Retired, Tampa, FL

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@robbi

Advanced bone support contains Strontium, vitamin mk2 & hops plus about 8 more ingredients. I have been taking it for 6 years & my bone density is good. I’m 79 years old and have had several bad falls with no broken bones. I was DX with osteoporosis in 2005. Did not have a bone density at that time, was DX by X-ray. I continue to take the Advanced Bone Support that I obtain from Advanced Bionitritionals in Norcross, GA.
Roberta J Lumsdon, RN, BSN, Retired, Tampa, FL

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When I checked the X-ray reports myself, the report said osteopenia. I was on Fosamax for 3 years & when it was switched to generic, I immediately started having problems with vomiting and burning sensation in my esophagus then I was switched to Boniva. Then on studying the two drugs & side effects, I quit taking the Boniva, but continued with the Advanced Bone Support. I am now a widow on low income and have to watch my expenses, so only take the bone support twice a week.

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@robbi

Advanced bone support contains Strontium, vitamin mk2 & hops plus about 8 more ingredients. I have been taking it for 6 years & my bone density is good. I’m 79 years old and have had several bad falls with no broken bones. I was DX with osteoporosis in 2005. Did not have a bone density at that time, was DX by X-ray. I continue to take the Advanced Bone Support that I obtain from Advanced Bionitritionals in Norcross, GA.
Roberta J Lumsdon, RN, BSN, Retired, Tampa, FL

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Hi @robbi, welcome to Connect. Do you find that taking the advanced bone support twice a week to be sufficient? Is this a reduced amount or have you always taken it 2 times a week?

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@robbi

Advanced bone support contains Strontium, vitamin mk2 & hops plus about 8 more ingredients. I have been taking it for 6 years & my bone density is good. I’m 79 years old and have had several bad falls with no broken bones. I was DX with osteoporosis in 2005. Did not have a bone density at that time, was DX by X-ray. I continue to take the Advanced Bone Support that I obtain from Advanced Bionitritionals in Norcross, GA.
Roberta J Lumsdon, RN, BSN, Retired, Tampa, FL

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gaiilfaith here: Hi @robbi. Merry Christmas. I was on fosamax for many years but last year they Dx from my dexa scam with osteoporosis. Recently they told me to stop the fosamax. Do you need Rx for the Advanced Bone Support.? I will talk to my GP about maybe starting that. In mid August I started a walking project here on the retirement community campus. To date I have walked 28 miles. Hoped that has helped. I walk with two canes and a measuring wheel so my distance it to the foot! .

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@robbi

Advanced bone support contains Strontium, vitamin mk2 & hops plus about 8 more ingredients. I have been taking it for 6 years & my bone density is good. I’m 79 years old and have had several bad falls with no broken bones. I was DX with osteoporosis in 2005. Did not have a bone density at that time, was DX by X-ray. I continue to take the Advanced Bone Support that I obtain from Advanced Bionitritionals in Norcross, GA.
Roberta J Lumsdon, RN, BSN, Retired, Tampa, FL

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Advanced Bone Support is not prescriptive. I get it from Advanced Bionitritionals on the internet. They are in Norcross, GA. Just Advanced Bionitritionals.com

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@angelas

Has anyone received their 1st BMD scan with a low t-score, like -3.1 in the spine, and been prescribed Forteo? I’m 50 and a little freaked out as I thought I doing a baseline BMD scan. I have no underlying conditions that can explain the extremely low score. Family history of estrogen-receptive cancer puts HRT out of the question. I would like to wait a year, increase calcium/vit D/exercise, and get another scan. Thoughts?

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I go may 9 for infusion for osteoporosis. I have no clue as to what the side effects are but am into the nibeth montj of healing from a hip fracture. I can’t walk without aid of walker or cane. This is the hardest thing that has ever happened to me.I cant imagine side effects to be worse.

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@angelas

Has anyone received their 1st BMD scan with a low t-score, like -3.1 in the spine, and been prescribed Forteo? I’m 50 and a little freaked out as I thought I doing a baseline BMD scan. I have no underlying conditions that can explain the extremely low score. Family history of estrogen-receptive cancer puts HRT out of the question. I would like to wait a year, increase calcium/vit D/exercise, and get another scan. Thoughts?

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oh I’m so sorry to hear this, I hope you don’t have any problems with the infusion and hope and pray it helps you
immensely

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@angelas

Has anyone received their 1st BMD scan with a low t-score, like -3.1 in the spine, and been prescribed Forteo? I’m 50 and a little freaked out as I thought I doing a baseline BMD scan. I have no underlying conditions that can explain the extremely low score. Family history of estrogen-receptive cancer puts HRT out of the question. I would like to wait a year, increase calcium/vit D/exercise, and get another scan. Thoughts?

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Thank you caress i hope it helps too and i need the prayer too

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@angelas

I, too, am interested in treatments for osteoporosis at a younger (50) age; however, postmenopausal. I found Dr. Lani’s Bone Health Guide book helpful. I’m wary of beginning medical treatments (Forteo for 18-24 months and then a bisphosphonate for 5-7 years) based on one BMD scan.

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@gailfaith here. Unfortunately I forgot where I saw it, but I recently saw an article that eating prunes (5-6 per day) may have the potential to reverse osteoporosis.. THere was a small study where some people ate prunes, and the other group ate dried apples. After some time (again forget how long, sorry) the prune eating group showed denser bones. I brought the thought up with my endocrinologist and he hadn’t heard about it, but thought it might be worth a try as it couldn’t hurt if constipation was also a problem. I was recently Dx with osteoporosis after years with osteopenia, so I started to eat them also. I am scheduled for my two year DEXA scan in several months so I’ll let you know how that turns out. However, because I am also doing a lot of walking (80 measured miles since Aug, 2016) as I trying to stay out of a wheelchair due to my Myotonic Dystrophy which was Dx at Mayo in Nov 2013 and I’ve been in weekly PT since,….that may ‘muddy the waters’ to know which activity might have any beneficial effects..

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@angelas

I, too, am interested in treatments for osteoporosis at a younger (50) age; however, postmenopausal. I found Dr. Lani’s Bone Health Guide book helpful. I’m wary of beginning medical treatments (Forteo for 18-24 months and then a bisphosphonate for 5-7 years) based on one BMD scan.

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Hello @gailfaith. I think you are referring to a discussion that you started earlier. You can find that discussion, and the article to which you are speaking about, by clicking here, http://mayocl.in/2q2qAeF.

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@angelas

Has anyone received their 1st BMD scan with a low t-score, like -3.1 in the spine, and been prescribed Forteo? I’m 50 and a little freaked out as I thought I doing a baseline BMD scan. I have no underlying conditions that can explain the extremely low score. Family history of estrogen-receptive cancer puts HRT out of the question. I would like to wait a year, increase calcium/vit D/exercise, and get another scan. Thoughts?

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I had reclast infusion 2 days ago with no side effects. Just thought I’d let you know.

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@angelas

Has anyone received their 1st BMD scan with a low t-score, like -3.1 in the spine, and been prescribed Forteo? I’m 50 and a little freaked out as I thought I doing a baseline BMD scan. I have no underlying conditions that can explain the extremely low score. Family history of estrogen-receptive cancer puts HRT out of the question. I would like to wait a year, increase calcium/vit D/exercise, and get another scan. Thoughts?

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My calcium always runs a little high (10.4 to 11.1) and my parathyroid level was high (134) but is now normal. I have osteoporosis and osteopenia. What kind of treatment that would not include calcium is there? I was told not to take calcium by the endocrinologist. Should you have treatment or not with high calcium levels.

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@angelas

Has anyone received their 1st BMD scan with a low t-score, like -3.1 in the spine, and been prescribed Forteo? I’m 50 and a little freaked out as I thought I doing a baseline BMD scan. I have no underlying conditions that can explain the extremely low score. Family history of estrogen-receptive cancer puts HRT out of the question. I would like to wait a year, increase calcium/vit D/exercise, and get another scan. Thoughts?

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I fractured my hip 10 mths. Ago and still on walker. Since then have gotten the firxt of the yearly reclast infusion a month ago. So far no problems. I hope it helps. It was my first broken bone. I’m 81.

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