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Osteoporsis, current therapies

Osteoporsis, current therapies

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Posted by Lea Ann on January 26, 2000 at 01:22:29:

Your pharmacist can be loaded with information...

Calcium 1000 mg daily (if on estrogens)
1500 mg (if not on estrogen)
(milk, yogurt, etc counts so check labels)

Vitamin D 400 - 800 mg daily (not more)
one serving of fish is about 500 mg
(skin produces Vit D also, expose hands, face, neck for more than 20 minutes everyday without sunscreen to get enough, but we aren't supposed to do that anymore)

Limit caffeine

Weight bearing exercise (walking, stair climbing, dancing)

prescription: discuss estrogen suppl., Didrocal, Fosamax, Evista with your doctor



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