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. 🙂

Nothing:I wlll review my Calcium and Phosphorus levels, as well as Vit D3.

@ujeeniack

I am now 83,male,heavy, and getting my first bone density scan in at least eight to ten years. Results show Osteopenia,the state just before Osteoporosis.

I would advise anyone over 65 to get this scan.

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My Vit. D3 was borderline low in mid August. Calcium,Sodium,Potassium and Phosphate Normal.

Thanks.

@ujeeniack

I am now 83,male,heavy, and getting my first bone density scan in at least eight to ten years. Results show Osteopenia,the state just before Osteoporosis.

I would advise anyone over 65 to get this scan.

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Y’all can add me to the osteoporosis group if I am not already as I have that too.  Note, Fosamax and calcium and exercise and my readings are up 4% from my bone scan 2 years ago.

Steve  

Hi Everyone in june 2017 a had a leg fracture simply by stepping wrong foot and i am scared that i have osteoporosis and my weight is 83 kg i am so scared because when i googled for osteoporosis i found out that it has no cure and i cant go for test i am very poor i dont know what to do

@prashantnayal123

Hi Everyone in june 2017 a had a leg fracture simply by stepping wrong foot and i am scared that i have osteoporosis and my weight is 83 kg i am so scared because when i googled for osteoporosis i found out that it has no cure and i cant go for test i am very poor i dont know what to do

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I do not think you need to worry unless you over 65,or more likely, 75.

Check Mayoclinic.org for osteoporosis. You might also get a battery of blood tests to see your Calcium and Vit D3 values.

Ok low calcium can also cause this u mean actually my weight is also 83

What is your age?? 83kg is only about 180-185 lbs. What is your height? Are You male or female?

I am 30 years old male and my height is below 5.10

@ujeeniack

I am now 83,male,heavy, and getting my first bone density scan in at least eight to ten years. Results show Osteopenia,the state just before Osteoporosis.

I would advise anyone over 65 to get this scan.

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Hello @ujeeniack

That is very good advice. Bone density scans are good for both males and females. My father had osteoporosis and it was diagnosed in his 70’s so it can happen to men even though it seems more common in women. Have you started any kind of treatment or exercise program?

Teresa

@ujeeniack

Nothing:I wlll review my Calcium and Phosphorus levels, as well as Vit D3.

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Hello again @ujeeniack

You might also ask your doc to look into the functioning of your parathyroid (not the same as thyroid). When you have hyperparathyroidism, your calcium levels will be high in your blood and your bones will have less calcium (this is purely a lay person’s interpretation). Here is a website that will help explain it, http://www.parathyroid.com/osteoporosis.htm.

Teresa

@ujeeniack

I am now 83,male,heavy, and getting my first bone density scan in at least eight to ten years. Results show Osteopenia,the state just before Osteoporosis.

I would advise anyone over 65 to get this scan.

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Hi @ggopher, by posting a message to this discussion, you are automatically subscribed to this group and you will receive email notifications when new messages are posted. Welcome!

What exercise activities do you do?

@ujeeniack

I am now 83,male,heavy, and getting my first bone density scan in at least eight to ten years. Results show Osteopenia,the state just before Osteoporosis.

I would advise anyone over 65 to get this scan.

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I do 2 miles on a treadmill 3 days a week followed by 6 resistance machines 30 reps and 2 days a week I do a 1 mile walk up and down the neighborhood hills. I plan to gradually extend that to 2 miles. It’ll be a bit.

Steve  

Age has little to do with it. I fractured my T9 vertebrae lifting my arms over my head. I was 35. You should get a borderline DEXA scan. I totally understand. I broke my clavicle reaching quickly for the phone, broke 2 ribs sneezing.

Yes mam dont know what to do i am the only wage earner and i am on bed since july do u know how much this test cost

And mam can clacium deficiency cause weak bones ?? So should first test my calcium and vitamin d levels ??

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