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Just Age 37

  • By AdaonD1 · New reply 8:28 pm
  • Discussion in Men with osteoporosis or osteopenia · 2 replies
  • Hello, I'm a 37 year-old male and broke my hip last month in a simple fall. I'm still non-weight bearing. My PCP and the surgeon who fixed my hip with screws recommended a bone density scan because the ...

Tips for LIVING with OP

  • By Treadmillgirl · New reply 7:56 pm
  • Journal · 11 replies
  • It has been a little while since posting but I have been following many great discussions from all of you. I can't tell you how much I appreciate the thoughtful, educated and supportive information on ...

Small stature and DEXA scores.

  • By bwhitaker5978 · New reply 7:47 pm
  • Journal · 116 replies
  • I am having issues with the results of my DEXA score. I run, weight lift, 50 lb calf raises, 80 lb leg extensions, upper body 20 lb weights. My back hurts off and on but no fractures except a sports injury ...

Shocking discovery about Costco's almonds

  • By Suzangel · New reply 7:37 pm
  • Discussion in Diet and nutrition · 44 replies
  • I didn't know that most US almonds were pasteurized with fuel (PPO). I use to buy my almonds at Costco and just discovered they are pasteur. with fuel. For more info. see the link below. In 2001 and 2004 ...

Pain is back

  • By aprilsmith63 · New reply 7:14 pm
  • Journal · 11 replies
  • These past few weeks have been rough mentally and physically. I am healing well from discectomy and my youngest daughter is taking steps to renew her life. I pray for the courts to be gentle on her. I ...

47 and diagnosed with premenopausal Osteoporosis: NEED WISE ADVICE

  • By Kgsg1234 · New reply 7:13 pm
  • Discussion in Premenopausal women (ages 25-50) with osteoporosis · 16 replies
  • I'm 47 years old, 5 ft 2 in, 115+/- lbs with a very small frame. My mother was diagnosed with osteoporosis at age52 post menopausal. 2 years ago I was diagnosed with osteopenia. My doctor did a dexa scan ...

scared to excersise

  • By pauricia · New reply 6:21 pm
  • Discussion in Osteopenia (low bone density) · 9 replies
  • I know I should excersise but im scared I will have another compressed vertebrae. My L1 compressed and fractured last june 2013. I am getting a lot of low backache so it puts me off even doing my housework ...

Bio Identical Hormone Replacement Therapy

  • By Berv · New reply 5:38 pm
  • Discussion in Complementary and alternative medicine · 2 replies
  • Has anyone done or know anything about taking Bio Identical hormone replace therapy and the effect on the bones for severe Osteoporosis? I know it is very expensive, but if it would build some bone density ...

Fats and heart disease

  • By Tango02 · Posted 4:40 pm
  • Discussion in Diet and nutrition · 0 replies
  • Recently I found a 2013 research article, they tested patients in Spain by giving them a standard high carbohydrate diet, a Mediterranean diet or a Mediterranean diet with nuts. Guess which one won? Its ...


  • By FernM · New reply 4:12 pm
  • Journal · 6 replies
  • Hi; What is the best and safest way to balance your hormones. I dropped the Dr I was going to not long after he diagnosed that my estrogen was low and the testosterone was high. My old Dr when I mentioned ...

Osteoporosis Drugs

  • By seniorrunner · New reply 4:09 pm
  • Discussion in Medication side effects · 5 replies
  • After 4 years on Fosamax I stopped due to difficulty with swallowing liquids (eg: water) My doctor now has suggested Reclast, but I don't really know anything about it. Is the ingredient the same as Fosamax ...

new DEXA results

  • By rn4baby · Posted 2:06 pm
  • Discussion in Osteopenia (low bone density) · 0 replies
  • Just had repeat DEXA yesterday. Very excited. Improved by 2.2% in the spine and 1.7%in the femur. Not taking any of the prescription drugs. Calcium, VitD and Strontium citrate, with diet and exercise ...

Supplements to help with hair & nail problems

  • By FernM · New reply 11:15 am
  • Journal · 15 replies
  • HI; My hair is getting very thin & breaks easy and also have problem with my nails. Has anyone found a supplement that has helped with this problem? I have tried a few with no results. Thanks ...

Big tummy

  • By Bones777 · New reply 11:08 am
  • Discussion in Osteopenia (low bone density) · 3 replies
  • Hi, I have severe osteoporosis.....have had several fractures of vertabrae...and 3/4 in last 2 yrs.... Which now as left me with a very very large protruding tummy. :-( I,m coping with the pain as best ...

New ideas in bone building

  • By Sabre3 · New reply 8:58 am
  • Discussion in Clinical trials and research · 36 replies
  • Two animal studies, one from Malaya and one from Brazil, have indicated that tocotrienols (a branch of vitamin E) assist in preventing and reversing bone loss. This family of E (the alpha, beta gamma ...

Any success in eliminating or lessening hypercalciuria?

  • By Gracejoy · New reply 5:38 am
  • Discussion in Diseases, conditions and other causes of bone loss · 7 replies
  • I was diagnosed with hypercalciuria (too much calcium in urine) about eleven years ago. Since then I have had many lab tests to discover the underlying cause, but none has been found. I've searched on ...

Blood Pressure Meds can Increase Falls

  • By Sailgranny · New reply yesterday at 11:13 pm
  • Discussion in Clinical trials and research · 2 replies
  • Just saw this in the NY Times: 04/16/blood-pressure-drugs-may-raise-fal l-risk/?smid=tw-nytimeshealth&seid=auto It said many over 60 are on blood pressure meds ...

Vitamix instead of supplements???

  • By keoki · New reply yesterday at 9:14 pm
  • Discussion in Postmenopausal women with osteoporosis · 9 replies
  • In trying to get most, if not all, necessary nutrients through food sources I thought of the Vitamix demo I saw at Costco a few weeks ago and decided I should order one. I pulled up some You Tube videos ...

Calcium supplementation does not increase coronary heart disease, new study

  • By Sailgranny · New reply yesterday at 6:13 pm
  • Discussion in Supplements and vitamins · 2 replies
  • Looks like we don't have to worry about taking calcium supplements as far as hurting our cardiovascular systems: 4/04/140405105015.htm?utm_source=feedbur ner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed:+s ...

Harvard Study: Institutional Corruption and the Pharmaceutical Industry

  • By al44 · New reply yesterday at 4:49 pm
  • Discussion in Clinical trials and research · 39 replies
  • I came across this special October 2013 issue of the Harvard Journal of Law, Medicine & Ethics: 25_edmond-j-safra-center-for-ethics-fell ows-jlme.html There's ...

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