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Prolia or alternative treatments?

Posted by @twocents, Thu, Dec 6 8:39am

Has anyone had any experience with OsteoStrong? It’s a way to improve bone density without drugs. I’ve heard good things about it and the fact that you don’t have to inject any drugs in your body intrigued me. My doc wants me to go on Prolia, but the more I read about it the more I’m thinking this is not the way to go. It’s such a hard decision. I’ve been struggling with this decision for several months. My gut is telling me to stay away from the drugs. Good luck to everyone struggling with this same issue.

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Hi @twocents, I see that you have also found the Prolia discussion, https://connect.mayoclinic.org/discussion/prolix-treatment-for-osteoporosis/.

In my limited research for OsteoStrong, it looks like a place that does not require FDA approval and that many insurances do not accept. Have you talked with your provider about alternative treatments to osteoporosis? Osteostrong looks like it focuses on strength training to build muscle and bone. Is this what you have found in your research as well?

@JustinMcClanahan

Hi @twocents, I see that you have also found the Prolia discussion, https://connect.mayoclinic.org/discussion/prolix-treatment-for-osteoporosis/.

In my limited research for OsteoStrong, it looks like a place that does not require FDA approval and that many insurances do not accept. Have you talked with your provider about alternative treatments to osteoporosis? Osteostrong looks like it focuses on strength training to build muscle and bone. Is this what you have found in your research as well?

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@twocents This is what it sounds like to me but some kind of twist to it If it cost alot you can just do this yourself my girlfriend has osteoporosis but she does faithfully lifts weights then bikes and swims at times One thing Im aware of is soda the carbonation has a bad effect on your bones especially back

@JustinMcClanahan

Hi @twocents, I see that you have also found the Prolia discussion, https://connect.mayoclinic.org/discussion/prolix-treatment-for-osteoporosis/.

In my limited research for OsteoStrong, it looks like a place that does not require FDA approval and that many insurances do not accept. Have you talked with your provider about alternative treatments to osteoporosis? Osteostrong looks like it focuses on strength training to build muscle and bone. Is this what you have found in your research as well?

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I have done some research on other osteoporosis drugs and just the thought of putting those drugs in my body scares me. They all have side affects, which I know doesn’t affect everyone but I don’t want to be the one that it does. My PT also does osteostrong and has had success with it. She tried this after doing all the exercises, weight lifting etc. which showed no improvement in her bone density. Osteostrong is expensive and not covered by insurance, but it’s drug free. And yes my research and visit to Osteostrong indicates it increases bone strength as well as helping with balance.

I have watched on YouTube the OsteoStrong strength training. Common sense and ongoing trips to your gym will get you to the same place. AGAIN, like the drugs, a program designed to solve a problem we can take care of ourselves.

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