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  • 3 months ago

    Do I need to get a bone density test?

    I'm nearing menopause age and am wondering if I should be asking my doctor about getting a bone density test. Or is this something that they just schedule when the time is right? I know that menopause can speed up bone loss and I want to catch any problems that I might have in the beginning so I can do something about it. I definitely don't want to wait until I break a bone. Are there other things I should be asking my doctor about now?
  • 3 months ago

    What You Should Know About Osteoporosis

    May Is Osteoporosis Awareness and Prevention Month. More than 10 million Americans have osteoporosis, and about half of women 50 and older will have an osteoporosis-related fracture in their lifetime. So, what exactly is osteoporosis? Are there any steps you can take to prevent it? What can you do to boost bone health if you’ve been diagnosed with osteoporosis? Find out the answers to these questions and more, here:

  • 4 months ago

    Esophagus burning and taking Fosamax as directed, what should I do?

    My mom is taking Fosamax [Alendronic Acid], she is taking it exactly as directed and is still getting terriible burning in her esophagus. She is really suffering. She says there are no alternative medications she can switch to. Are there any remedys she can take to help ease the burning in her esophagus? Supplements, Vitamins, anything like that? Any help anyone can give me would be greatle appreciated, as i Said, she is really suffering Thanks in Advance!!
  • Hip Replacement Surgery

    I have been scheduled for hip replacement surgery in November. My surgeon ordered a bone density scan & it was discovered that I have osteoporosis. I've been started on Prolia injections & Calcium & Vitamin D3 supplements. My question is this: How will osteoporosis have an effect on my hip surgery - and more importantly - recovery afterwards?
  • 5 months ago


    what are the "long term" effects of taking fosamax
  • 5 months ago

    Numbness after Sprain

    I sprained my ankle about two weeks ago. The hospital told me it was a grade 3 sprain and took a chip off the bone when it stretched. Two days ago I awoke and my entire leg from my knee to my ankle on the side of the sprain was numb. I can tell that it is being touched but feels like it is asleep. At a follow up appointment with my ortho yesterday, he kinda just dismissed it. It is still numb today. Is this something I should be concerned about? What causes it? What can I do?
  • 5 months ago

    What Foods Should You Eat for Healthy Bones?

    Nothing beats calcium for your bones, but did you know that you can find it in much more than milk? Take a look at this slideshow to learn all of the best places to get your recommended amount of calcium, and which other nutrients and foods can help keep your bones healthy:
  • 6 months ago

    Exercises to Boost Your Bone Health

    Exercise can be powerful medicine if you have osteoporosis. It helps reduce bone loss and builds stronger muscles to support you. The result is that you’re less likely to have a fall or fracture. But not just any workout will do. Here are some of the best exercises to boost your bone health: Do you have a regular exercise routine?
  • 6 months ago

    How Can You Prevent Fractures?

    Falls and bumps that wouldn’t hurt a person with healthy bones can damage them when you have osteoporosis. All of your treatments, from diet to exercise to supplements and medications, focus on strengthening and protecting your bones. Here are some other tips to help you prevent fractures at home and on the go:
  • 7 months ago

    thoughts On Fosamax!

    My MD told me I have osteoporosis and that he needed to put me on fosamax asap. Well I know a few women who take this drug and they have developed some medical problems that seem to be typical side effects for this particular drug. teeth falling out etc I read about them online some are super bad side effects. so I told him no thank you ,I am going to attempt to do my bone building the old fashioned way by doing some weight training with barbells for my arms and for my body I am using a weight vest....