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Conventional Treatment of Osteoporosis
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Conventional treatment of osteoporosis

Conventional treatment aims to treat current bone loss and prevent further damage to the bones to limit progression of the condition. In milder cases, lifestyle and dietary changes, as well as supplements are recommended, whereas in more serious cases of bones loss, a combination of medication, lifestyle changes and supplements are advised.

Lifestyle and dietary changes

These are recommended to reduce further bone loss:

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Medications

Medications may be recommended to stop bone loss, to strengthen bones or to increase bone formation:


Supplements

Doctors may recommend a supplement that contains the following nutrients for people who have only just started to experience some bone loss instead of the medications, as that may be all that is required (together with the lifestyle and dietary modifications):

Other nutrients can also be recommended in the supplements too.

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  Last reviewed: 17 September 2007 || Last updated: 18 February 2009

 

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NOTE: Mega doses of any type of vitamin, mineral, amino acid or herbal supplement cannot cure illnesses and in fact can be very dangerous and produce toxic side effects and interfere with medicine you are taking. Always ensure you consult your doctor before taking any type of complementary supplements.
Disclaimer: This guide is not intended to be used for diagnostic or prescriptive purposes. For any treatment or diagnosis of illness, please see your doctor.

 

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