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Old 12-04-2009, 05:21 PM   #1
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What can I do re my osteoporosis

I had imaging done about 3 years ago (I think ..would have to check). My doctor said my left hip was likie that of an 80 year old (I was 67 at the time). I could not take actonel or use hrt due to severe side effects. I have been told to play golf again if I wish (I gave it up out of fear) My specialist said don't fall etc. My worry is the pressure one exerts on the left side (I a right handed)on the follow through. I have read that osteo can be reversed is this realistic? any help appreciated.
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Old 12-04-2009, 09:32 PM   #2
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Re: What can I do re my osteoporosis

Hi Welcome,
I would think that playing golf and doing your usual activities would be ok unless the doctor thinks the twisting involved puts stress on the hip bones. Certainly if you walk the golf course that would be weight bearing exercise that could help your bone density.

Do you remember what your T score was from the DEXA scan? I don't know what type of side effects you had but you might ask about treatment with Forteo which is a osteoporosis medication that keeps the calcium level in the blood consistent to promote bone growth. This is the second time I've been treated with it.

Bone density can be increased but it sure seems to take a long time. It's easier preventing the loss than gaining it. Let us know what you decide to do.

 
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Old 12-05-2009, 08:40 AM   #3
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Re: What can I do re my osteoporosis

Hi Janz8... If you look under"Bone Density sharply enhanced even in the elderly" you will find a lot of helpful info. Time is all we have. As women, because of loss of estrogen , especially if we are of small stature we will continue to lose bone density, unless we do strength bearing exercises. Bone density can be reversed without drugs. I have done it. I am 60. My last dexa showed a 10.8 % increase. I went from a -3 to a 2.2. I no longer have osteoporosis. For women with low bone density especially in the hips strenth training is especially helpful. Starting and sticking to an exercise program of three days a week with light weights is no more time time consuming than taking some some drug. These drugs don't work immediately either. Strength training as shown to help at any age, even people 80 and 90. It is never to late to start. Strength training will actually help calcium get into your bones. Reasearch this online, you will find lots of info. There is also a book by a Dr. Kessler that may help you. I am sorry I do not know the name of it. But you can find it, if you look. I go for my third dexa on Monday. I will post the results. I have been exercising and strength training since dx. It is simple and easy, and something you will be surprised to learn that is enjoyable. You also must take vitamins. I take citracal plus, omega 3, and a multi. And try to eat healthy, broccoli, spinach, etc. All the best to you

 
Old 12-10-2009, 09:18 AM   #4
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Re: What can I do re my osteoporosis

Tomato juice good luck with your upcoming dexa and do let us know how you do with your scores. Do you take strontium as well?

 
Old 12-10-2009, 07:51 PM   #5
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Hi Canna....I plan to definately post my Dexa results. The tech said they would probably be available next Thursday. When I was first dx back in 2006, I started taking strontium(650 mg) daily until May of 2008 when I stopped, because I needed Chemo ,and radiation treatments for cancer. During my treatments no vitamins or strontium was allowed. In dec 2008 my dexa showed good results (10.8%) increase. I had gone from osteoporosis to osteopenia, despite the fact that I had been off stromtium for over 7 months. I briefly went back on strontium after this dexa. But then around March I stopped taking it. Mostly for financial reasons, and also a big part of me really believes that the vitamins, change in diet, and especially exercise and strength training is really what helped me. Since last December's dexa I have added more strength training into my routine, and also joined a gym, that has a track where I can do walking and running on rainy days etc. If there is no increase this time, I will go back on strontium. All the best!

 
Old 12-11-2009, 07:23 PM   #6
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Good Luck T Juice with your natural methods. I need to fit more strength training in too maybe thats what I will concentrate on in 2010. Hope you get great scores on your dexa report.

 
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