How does drinking Diet Pepsi cause osteoporosis?
I'm a little worried about osteoporosis. Me being a dancer, and underweight makes me more at risk. So, I am starting to count my calcium intake and i'm making an effort to drink more milk, and eat more dairy etc... but I just can't give up my Diet Pepsi's. It's the only un-healthy thing in my diet. Does it really contribute to osteoporosis? And if it does, how? How can I reverse the damage? I want facts and proof.
The phosphoric acid that is in many soda's takes calcium from your bones. I think the only way you could "reverse" this is to take a calcium supplement every day.
My source? Just type in "effects of phosphoric acid in soda on bones" into "Search" and read all the information that comes up. (+ info
Any non medicinal remedies for postmenopausal decreased libido?
After going through menopause my libido is not what it once was. I Love my husband very much, he is a good man. Is there any herbal or non medicinal remedies?
go to www.florahealth.com and check out femal it is all safe and herbal it is suppose to help with libido it is for pms and menopause it should be fine for post menopause too.there are other things on there too. you can go to www.vitacost.com and buy it for few dollars cheaper. (+ info
Is there a proven link between HIV and/or ARVs and osteoporosis?
I'm a 42 years old man with HIV under ARV treatment, and I have severe osteoporosis. It seems very mysterious to me, and to most of my doctors. Can anyone help?
Yes, there seems to be.
Bone is the major structural system that provides support for our bodies and acts as a reservoir for important minerals. This living dynamic tissue goes through a constant process of tearing down and rebuilding. In this cycle, minerals move in and out of bones, and when bones lose more minerals than are put into them, they become thin and prone to fracture or break. Many factors affect this process, including nutrition, hormones, medications and disease.
Unfortunately, the bones of people with HIV/AIDS (PHAs) seem to be getting thinner. Research has shown that PHAs, especially those with low CD4 counts, can have low levels of osteocalcin, the primary hormone responsible for building new bone. Usually when PHAs have low levels of this hormone, they also tend to have low levels of vitamin D3, the activated form of vitamin D. Though the precise cause of bone loss in PHAs is not clear, it appears as though both HIV infection and HAART (highly active antiretroviral therapy), especially Protease Inhibitors, play a contributing role.
Whatever the cause, it is becoming increasingly clear that PHAs are at high risk of developing osteopenia — loss of bone mineral density (BMD) — and osteoporosis, the more severe form of the disease. But don’t go breaking your bones — there are ways to pamper and protect them. There are a lot of websites about this. check them out (+ info
could the drug fosamax,known to treat osteoporosis be responsible for sinus smell?
could the drug fosamax,known to treat
osteoporosis,be perhaps responsible for sinus smell.
An altered sense of taste is a less common side effect of Fosamax. (+ info
What is the best way to firm up postmenopausal?
I am very thin and now saggy!
I wish I could answer but your question is not clear. What do you want to be firm? Your breasts? Your body? In general I can only say that age causes sagging of all our flesh : face, body everything. It happens both to women and to men too. Unless you have a plastic surgery (breasts, tummy or face) nothing much can change the inevitable. (+ info
Does anyone know if Depakote causes osteoporosis?
I've been taking Depakote (1500 mg a day) for 5 years for bipolar. My mom thinks that it can "steal the calcium from your bones" (she had a friend on Depakote for epilepsy and the friend was getting bad teeth). I don't want to end up with osteoporosis. Any thoughts?
Do you think I have the onset of osteoporosis at 32?
I noticed that some of my teeth are cracked and one tooth is broken and I don't know what to do because I can't afford to go to the dentist. Do you think I could have the onset of osteoporosis at my age. I've had two children and breast feed both could my bones be deteriorating too this early?
Dental problems are often related to other medical problems.
Tip. When seeing any doctor, be on your best behaviour. Do not complain about the waiting room or bring up politics or religion. stick to your own medical concerns and be very polite. Doctors often have samples and will give them to patients they like. Doctors also understand that some folks simply can't pay their bill today and still need help. You may need to call several Dentists but don't stop trying.
talk to your pharmacist about which doctors may be accepting people on monthly payment plans or even offer reduced prices according to income.
Do not stop trying.
OSTEOPOROSIS at 32 is usually treated with a multivitamin and calcium tablets. Vitamin C is a must for women your age. Vitamin deficiency may be the real problem. Vitamin C with calcium and a multivitamin with folic acid may prevent future damage to your teeth and gums, but you need the cracked teeth seen by a pro. (+ info
My mum has osteoporosis in the hip, are you supposed to rest or what?
My mum has osteoporosis in the hip and doesn't know if to rest or walk or what with it but it is hurting her sooo bad.
Should she just have th hip replacement??
Thanks in advance.
If she is that painful then she probably needs the Hip Replacement. As far as activity goes, that is up to her. Whatever makes her feel the best. It's not like a soft tissue injury that keeping it moving makes it feel better. In your Mom's case the bone itself is deteriorating.
Pain medications and anti-inflamatory meds are her friend - "Better living through modern chemistry)
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What are ways I can prevent osteoporosis without drinking milk?
Milk gives me a lot of stomach problems so I was hoping to hear alternate ways to keep my bones strong. I'm still young, but I've heard that bone loss begins in your 30's.
You are very smart to be concerned. Yes, you reach the peak of bone thickness at about 30 years of age.
The treatment to protect your bones include giving your body enough building block nutrients, and weight bearing exercise.
My favorite calcium supplement is Caltrate (pill or chewable), because each tablet has 600 mg calcium, 400 IU Vit D, and it has magnesium.
I would also recommend that you take an additional vitamin D tablet at about 1000 IU per day. Actually the body needs more vitamin D than we thought. and the main cause of osteoporosis and osteopenia is lack of enough vitamin D. You see, the main source of vitamin D, is the sun touching your skin and converting a substance to vitamin D, which is absorbed into the body and converted to cholecalciferol, which is used to make solid bones, and used by every cell in the body.
Good Luck, and again, Congratulations for taking care of yourself.
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From nutritional prospective(diet)- what would affect a person to a point that she will develop osteoporosis?
I really need you all to post something - someone from your family or someone you have known that has the disease, what do they do - do they have a special diet? How does osteoporosis change their or your life? What is a diet you would recommend?
Calcium and vitamin D supplementation.
Deficiencies in these can cause osteoporosis, along with a slew of other causes including genetics. (+ info