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Does ending prednisone reverse osteoperosis

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Old 08-21-2011, 10:15 AM   #1
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Does ending prednisone reverse osteoperosis

I was diagnosed 2 months ago with osteoperosis caused by prednisone to treat asthma in 2009 and 2010. T score was -3.1 for hip and -2.4 for spine. I'm a 59 year old male. I haven't been on prednisone for 9 months now & I'm hoping I don't need it again. My question is will my bone density improve just by being off prednisone?

My doctor answered that question by saying only bisphosphonates will improve it. It didn't make sense to me. I've refused to start Rx because of the potential side effects. Instead I have increased exercising, began taking calcium citrate + vitamin D, and changed my diet to lower salt, no caffeine or phosphoric acid, & added potassium foods.

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Old 08-22-2011, 12:31 PM   #2
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Re: Does ending prednisone reverse osteoperosis

I would suggest to make sure you are taking at least 3,000 of vit D. New research
suggest that vit D deficency is a cause for osteoporosis. A lot of the readers also take
Strontium which is a bone builder and is not a prescription. Can be purchase on line.
Should not be taken at the same time calcium is taken, i have have good results.

Old 11-07-2011, 07:02 PM   #3
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Re: Does ending prednisone reverse osteoperosis

Good question? I have the same concern as I've been on prednisone for years to treat crohn's disease. I'm still on prednisone but now take 2.5 mg or half of a 5 mg pill. I got yelled at pretty good by a doctor saying that I have to get on something or I will break my hip and end up in a Nursing Home.

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