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A Few Standing Exercise Favorites

SusieHathaway
  • By SusieHathaway · Posted April 4, 2014
  • In Exercise and physical therapy · 29 replies
  • Sandi asked for suggestions on standing exercises awhile back. Over the years, one question that often pops up in my exercise classes, is, “What are the best few exercises to do when you’re short on time ...

New Vitamin D Swedish Study

Sailgranny
  • By Sailgranny · Posted April 4, 2014
  • In Clinical trials and research · 0 replies
  • Here is a new study that I read today. http://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2 014-04/iof-srs033114.php It shows that elderly women who were low on vitamin D had more fractures after 10 years ...

Rash with Vit D?

LLC13
  • By LLC13 · Posted April 3, 2014
  • In Supplements and vitamins · 3 replies
  • Has anyone had a rash, fatigue and general malaise with Vit D? The rash (red large/splotchy, not itchy and non raised) was on my left thigh. I currently take about 5000 a day and have raised my blood ...

Osteoporsis/Osteopenia

skeletonkey
  • By skeletonkey · Posted April 3, 2014
  • In Osteopenia (low bone density) · 22 replies
  • I want to hear from people who have been taking Prolia for osteoporosis. I really want to hear from people who have had at lease two injections of this drug. Share your info ...

Severe Osteoporosis, Strontium and DEXA

Mum453
  • By Mum453 · Posted April 2, 2014
  • In Postmenopausal women with osteoporosis · 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 ...

asssurance for cancer concerns and forteo

chalk
  • By chalk · Posted April 2, 2014
  • In Medication side effects · 9 replies
  • "After 7 years of the study, there were no osteosarcoma patients who had a prior history of teriparatide treatment. Thus, approximately halfway through this 15-year study, the study has not detected a ...

The role of protein in osteoporosis

keoki
  • By keoki · Posted April 2, 2014
  • In Postmenopausal women with osteoporosis · 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 ...

blood thinner

alpmartyn
  • By alpmartyn · Posted April 2, 2014
  • In Diet and nutrition · 21 replies
  • is any one on blood thinners. if you are what kind I am trying to find the best one. if their is one ...

ODANACATIB

CDG56
  • By CDG56 · Posted April 1, 2014
  • In Postmenopausal women with osteoporosis · 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 ...

60,000 IU Vitamin D for 2.5 yrs old son

dagarwal
  • By dagarwal · Posted April 1, 2014
  • In Supplements and vitamins · 6 replies
  • Today my doctor has prescribed my 2.5 yrs old son calcirol sachet 60,000 IU for 10 days straight every month. My son has a 25-H level at 6.4 ng/ml and suffering with mild to moderate autism. Is it safe ...

Fortified Foods

julie1956
  • By julie1956 · Posted April 1, 2014
  • In Supplements and vitamins · 12 replies
  • I am trying to get all my calcium from foods, rather than supplements. I was wondering if Calcium fortified foods like orange juice and soy milk are really the same as taking supplements ...

Working out with weights

yogurtcheese
  • By yogurtcheese · Posted March 31, 2014
  • In Exercise and physical therapy · 11 replies
  • I joined a gym and everyday I take a class that involves working with weights. We use different weights depending on the exercise ie 4/5/8 lb. We also do a lot of balance exercises which I find difficult ...

Vitamin K side effects? Anxiety

yogurtcheese
  • By yogurtcheese · Posted March 30, 2014
  • In Supplements and vitamins · 10 replies
  • I take 1 capsule a day of Vitacost Ultra K with Advanced K2 Complex. Lately I have been feeling kind of jumpy, with anxiety and I'm wondering if there could be a connection. I've read that some take MK4 ...

Cortisone Shots

kmz1234
  • By kmz1234 · Posted March 30, 2014
  • In Postmenopausal women with osteoporosis · 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 ...

Classical Stretch and Essentrics

mcapucci
  • By mcapucci · Posted March 30, 2014
  • In Exercise and physical therapy · 38 replies
  • In the last 12-18 months or so, I've lost nearly 25 pounds and gotten into shape using Weight Watchers and the exercise programs Classical Stretch and Essentrics. The instructors are Miranda Esmonde-White ...

Fracture vs scores among member

Lisbethmus
  • By Lisbethmus · Posted March 30, 2014
  • In Postmenopausal women with osteoporosis · 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 ...

What do you wish....?

mcapucci
  • By mcapucci · Posted March 29, 2014
  • In Treatment and medications · 12 replies
  • Hello all, I'm 54 years old and newly diagnosed with osteoporosis. My DEXA numbers took a nosedive following menopause. My 2014 T-score is -2.5 in the spine, -1.6 hip, -1.3 forearm. My mother and grandmother ...

Low WBC question

Sailgranny
  • By Sailgranny · Posted March 29, 2014
  • In Diseases, conditions and other causes of bone loss · 18 replies
  • I have a question to ask as I have always wondered if a low white blood count ( wbc) might have something to do with osteoporosis. For at least the last ten years I have been below normal for my wbc ...

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

cml7388
  • By cml7388 · Posted March 28, 2014
  • In Postmenopausal women with osteoporosis · 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 ...

Airbag Underwear...something for our wish lists?

BentonCity
  • By BentonCity · Posted March 28, 2014
  • In Assistive devices · 15 replies
  • This is kind of for fun but you never know when a new invention might help someone...I just read Sandi's review of the squatty potty....I confess I cannot give a testimony of having tried these things ...

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