Postmenopausal women with osteoporosis

Eighty percent of people who have osteoporosis are women. A woman's risk of osteoporosis is equal to her combined risk of breast, ovarian and uterine cancer. Half of all women over 50 will break a bone because of osteoporosis.

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Forteo Results

pinkter
  • By pinkter · New reply yesterday at 8:28 pm
  • 2 replies
  • I am 58 and just finished two years of Forteo injections. I had my bone density today and it has declined in all areas. The doctor cannot explain it. Has anyone else had this happen to them? What treatment ...

Hysterectomy and Osteoporosis connection

Lindakc
  • By Lindakc · New reply yesterday at 3:27 pm
  • 8 replies
  • I was hoping to get some feedback and your thoughts on getting a total hysterectomy and its effect on bone loss. I am soon to be 62 and have a -3.00 score in my spine. I have suddenly developed a uterine ...

Sever Osteoporosis and weighted vest

jools1230
  • By jools1230 · New reply April 22, 2014
  • 11 replies
  • I have sever osteoporosis. My number is -3.7 in my spine. My son bought me a weighted vest but I don't know if I should wear it or not. Does anyone know anything about this? Thanks so much ...

Steroids and Osteoporosis

Laura1959
  • By Laura1959 · New reply April 20, 2014
  • 9 replies
  • It occurs to me that steroids may be the cause of my OP. About a year ago, I was given a long acting steroid shot to control severe allergies. A year before that I was given the same shot to tamp down ...

Vitamix instead of supplements???

keoki
  • By keoki · New reply April 16, 2014
  • 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 ...

Paraplegia, Osteoporosis & Prolia

pietuzzi
  • By pietuzzi · New reply April 15, 2014
  • 2 replies
  • Hi, I've been hanging around a while and thought I would jump in. I'm 53, a paraplegic due to spinal cord injury from car accident at 23. Needless to say that's 30yrs with consistent bone-loss because ...

Natural Approaches to Osteoporsis

skeletonkey
  • By skeletonkey · New reply April 15, 2014
  • 2 replies
  • Just finishing watching videos of Dr. Keith McCormick regarding natural approaches to treating osteoporosis/osteopenia. I would like to know if anyone is using his products going under the name of OsteoNaturals ...

I'm using Fosamax AND Strontium Citrate ....

cml7388
  • By cml7388 · New reply April 9, 2014
  • 32 replies
  • Question to all: I have osteoporosis in my spine, osteopenia in my hips. Up till my last scan a month ago, it was osteopenia in hip & spine, diagnosed last year. My Mother had severe! osteoporosis - many ...

The role of protein in osteoporosis

keoki
  • By keoki · New reply April 7, 2014
  • 16 replies
  • Role of Protein in Bone Health In a review paper by renowned bone health expert Robert P. Heaney and protein metabolism expert Donald K. Layman, the evidence related to protein and bone health was examined:1 ...

Fracture vs scores among member

Lisbethmus
  • By Lisbethmus · New reply April 6, 2014
  • 27 replies
  • I have been thinking about a comment from a member that it seems as we can have very low scores without fractures for years and that the members with fractures seems in many cases to have other health ...

Strontium citrate

Satyad
  • By Satyad · New reply April 4, 2014
  • 12 replies
  • I am about to start taking strontium citrate for bone density. I have read Laura Pizzorno's book and many other articles on the web that are very positive, and it seems that the side effects are minimal ...

ODANACATIB

CDG56
  • By CDG56 · New reply April 4, 2014
  • 15 replies
  • Good Morning All, I am wondering if anyone has heard or might know where it stands on the new drug for osteoporosis that is supposed to be coming available sometime I think in 2014, called ODANACATIB ...

Severe Osteoporosis, Strontium and DEXA

Mum453
  • By Mum453 · New reply April 3, 2014
  • 2 replies
  • Awhile ago I was posting on here because I was absolutely worried sick because after breast cancer medication I had a DEXA scan that showed I had dropped to -3.7 in two years from -2.4 which had been ...

Cortisone Shots

kmz1234
  • By kmz1234 · New reply April 3, 2014
  • 8 replies
  • Has anyone had problems with Cortisone Shots? I have bad knees and they help with the pain, although I just read they are bad for bone density ...

Prolia

Maggiemay58
  • By Maggiemay58 · New reply April 1, 2014
  • 31 replies
  • Hello out there. I hope this finds everyone feeling well. I had a Prolia injection in 8/13. I really didn't want too. But because I like my doctor so much, & she explained how I was still young. I should ...

looking for similar women

chicpea
  • By chicpea · New reply March 28, 2014
  • 6 replies
  • I'm 65 yrs. old with severe osteoporosis (-4.8) and after many fractures this last year , started Forteo . One month into this drug. Has anyone experienced similar situation ...

Fosamax - Dazed and Confused

Miche2
  • By Miche2 · New reply March 27, 2014
  • 35 replies
  • For two weeks I have been staring at my first prescription of Fosamax, frightened to take it because my understanding of Fosamax is that it slows down bone breakdown AND slows down bone build-up, overtime ...

affordability

chicpea
  • By chicpea · New reply March 25, 2014
  • 5 replies
  • I am devastated by the diagnosis of severe osteoporosis to begin with. All those dreams have been altered....ok. And now....as a low income single elderly woman...an artist (no insurance, etc etc) ....being ...

Recommended calcium dose? RDA change

debandtwins
  • By debandtwins · New reply March 25, 2014
  • 39 replies
  • I was just told by my OB/GYN that the recommended daily amount of calcium has changed for post-menopausal women from 1200 mg/day to 5-600 mg/day due to concerns about calcification in soft tissue and ...

Magnesium study results (Norway)

keoki
  • By keoki · New reply March 20, 2014
  • 38 replies
  • February 27, 2014 Magnesium in Drinking Water May Protect Against Hip Fractures Filed under: Magnesium — Emma @ 3:51 pm Emma Emma McGowan NatureCity author & contributor As we age, bone mass density and ...

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