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Tooth Resorption and Osteoporosis

kdkjat
  • By kdkjat · Posted March 1, 2014
  • Discussion in Diseases, conditions and other causes of bone loss · 12 replies
  • I have been diagnosed off and on with osteoporosis and osteopenia for about the last seven or more years. I had been on a regimen of Fosomax for a few years. We pulled me off of it when I was found to ...

Magnesium study results (Norway)

keoki
  • By keoki · Posted March 1, 2014
  • Discussion in Postmenopausal women with osteoporosis · 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 ...

Resistant starch, calcium and iron absorption

Freedom2012
  • By Freedom2012 · Posted March 1, 2014
  • Discussion in Bone healthy recipes · 3 replies
  • Can prebiotics (pectin, inulin and resistant starch) improve mineral absorption? It would seem so, esp. RS: " A meal containing 16.4% resistant starch resulted in a greater apparent absorption of calcium ...

Natural sleep aids

FernM
  • By FernM · Posted February 28, 2014
  • Journal · 61 replies
  • HI; I am looking for a sleep aid that will put me to sleep and let me sleep the full 8 hrs. When I first started taking Melatonin TR 5 mg I got a good nite sleep and would sleep around 8 hrs which is ...

bone scan 24% loss

natemeg
  • By natemeg · Posted February 28, 2014
  • Discussion in Osteopenia (low bone density) · 2 replies
  • What exactly does it mean to have a bone loss of 24%? History of RA, recent open heart bypass (successful healing) and independent afterwards. Recently broke patella from a fall tripping. Should my MIL ...

MAGNESIUM, ANTACIDS AND BISPHOSPHONATES

jsuk
  • By jsuk · Posted February 28, 2014
  • Discussion in Supplements and vitamins · 0 replies
  • Help! Have read that antacids can deplete magnesium which is essential for bone health. Have also read that magnesium can inhibit effectiveness of bisphosphonates! The big question is should I take magnesium ...

help!--need advice for ordering drug from Canada

Marvi
  • By Marvi · Posted February 28, 2014
  • Discussion in Treatment and medications · 3 replies
  • I understand ordering drugs from Canada can be a minefield, but I need to try, as my AARP United Health Plan has just denied me a drug specifically for older women, one I can't do without. My doctor is ...

My Complicated Life

a_rose
  • By a_rose · Posted February 28, 2014
  • Journal · 3 replies
  • Well, I saw the doctor today, and he thinks I may have Celiac Disease and that is why my bones are weakening. This is the last thing I expected to hear...very strange. I guess, I will see. Maybe that ...

Negative Vitamin E and selenium reports

Tango02
  • By Tango02 · Posted February 27, 2014
  • Discussion in Supplements and vitamins · 2 replies
  • The Select trial has hit the news with a number of negative recommendations on vitamin E and Selenium. Basically they are saying that everyone should stop taking these as they are only making the rates ...

Starting Evista

kmz1234
  • By kmz1234 · Posted February 27, 2014
  • Discussion in Medication side effects · 12 replies
  • Hi I am new here, I have osteopenia in hips and borderline osteoporosis in spine. Taking algecal and strontium for 9 months. I am due for a another dexa in April. I just had my check up and gyn suggested ...

Help me out people--FRAX

Sundancer254
  • By Sundancer254 · Posted February 27, 2014
  • Discussion in Diagnosing osteoporosis · 26 replies
  • Once again, I'm trying to calculate fracture risk by using the (US) FRAX tool. Here is a small problem. When I put in my height 56.5 or 56.50 inches, it converts it to 143.50. When I hit the "calculate ...

Newbie

Newbiegirl
  • By Newbiegirl · Posted February 27, 2014
  • Journal · 2 replies
  • Well I never thought I'd be journaling about having osteoporosis. Just diagnosed a few days ago and feeling rather shell shocked. Starting Flomax this weekend, weekly dose. See my Dr again next week ...

Shell Shocked

Newbiegirl
  • By Newbiegirl · Posted February 27, 2014
  • Discussion in Postmenopausal women with osteoporosis · 8 replies
  • Just found out I have osteoporosis this week when visiting a new doctor, just to have a prescription filled. She suggested I have a bone density screening done and bingo. Hips and knees. I've always done ...

My Complicated Life

a_rose
  • By a_rose · Posted February 26, 2014
  • Journal · 1 reply
  • I have a doctor's appointment tomorrow, and of course, I am not prepared. I should have compiled some questions since I have had more bone loss. When I found out, I was so upset -- obsessed with learning ...

What to ask the doctor

a_rose
  • By a_rose · Posted February 26, 2014
  • Discussion in Treatment and medications · 0 replies
  • I am seeing a doctor tomorrow. What questions should I ask? I want to be prepared and get as much information as possible. I was on Fosomax for 12 years, my hip is -2.3, spine -2.2, and I take calcium ...

help please

kizzy35
  • By kizzy35 · Posted February 26, 2014
  • Discussion in Diseases, conditions and other causes of bone loss · 15 replies
  • Hello everybody, I dont even know if i am posting on the right site or if i am reading to much on google and panicking I have for the last 4 months had low back pain, which got progressively worse until ...

29 Year old with osteoporosis looking for natural treatment

LRM2012
  • By LRM2012 · Posted February 26, 2014
  • Discussion in Premenopausal women (ages 25-50) with osteoporosis · 20 replies
  • Hi everyone, First of all, thank you for all of your time spent on this site, I have already learned so much from you all. I am 29 and have osteoporosis. My DEXA scan has actually improved dramatically ...

A Nation In Pain Judy Foreman Radio Interview

limerockcodger
  • By limerockcodger · Posted February 26, 2014
  • Discussion in Pain relief · 4 replies
  • A fine long interview from WAMC-FM (Northeast Public Radio) http://wamc.org/post/nation-pain-healing -our-biggest-health-problem-judy-foreman ...

Osteoporosis Associated with Pregnancy at age of 23

Saberina
  • By Saberina · Posted February 26, 2014
  • Discussion in Premenopausal women (ages 25-50) with osteoporosis · 3 replies
  • Hello, I'm new member at Inspire and I am 24 years old, when I was pregnant in the sixth month I had suffer from back pains and I could not move easily and sometimes its hard to get up from bed, after ...

My Complicated Life

a_rose
  • By a_rose · Posted February 25, 2014
  • Journal · 1 reply
  • Today I walked for 15 minutes at work. It's not much, but it is something. I tried to talk myself in and out of it. I finally won the battle. I also did three different Pilates exercises for the first ...

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