Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Increase Bone thickness to treat Osteoporosis

There is no complete cure for Osteoporosis, but some supplements and medicine can increase bone thickness and reduce fracture risk. You can to first to your doctor before you decide which one to try.

Hormone Replacement Therapy (HRT) = Is a long established treatment for osteoporosis in with women with low estrogen levels (usually due to menopause). HRT increases the bone density and reduces fracture rates. However, it also increases the risk of blood clots, some cancers, heart attacks and strokes in older postmenopausal women. As such, HRT use is not widely used for osteoporosis, but it may be used for short-term treatment of menopausal symptoms in early menopause. Men with low testosterone levels may benefit from testosterone replacement.

Bisphosphonates = Are bone specific medicines that increase bone density and reduce fractures. They are the currently the preferred treatment for Osteoporosis. It is important take the tablets as advised: on an empty stomach with plenty of water (not tea, coffee, or juice), remain upright, and not taking other foods or medications for half an hour to avoid possible indigestion.

Calcitriol = is also a form of Vitamin D that helps the body absorb calcium and incorporate it into the bone. Supervision by a doctor is needed as it can raise calcium too much.

Vitamin D = or calciferol supplementation can correct vitamin D deficiency, which is common in older people who are seldom outdoors. Vitamin D helps you absorb the calcium in your diet and your bones utilize it.

Calcium = supplementation of calcuim, typically 1,000 mg daily can slow bone loss but does not usually stop it completely. A 250 ml glass of milk contains about 300 mg calcium, aim for a low fat dairy. Some people may find taking calcuim tablets easier than having four dairy portions a day.




3 comments:

Zach said...

good info :)

djtammy said...

Sis, menopausal ba is over 40?hehehe
Katakot naman! menopause ka na nga may osteoporosis ka pa...

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