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Alternative/complementary treatment of osteoporosis

There are a number of alternative / complementary treatment options which are recommended for mild to moderate osteoporosis. Always consult with your doctor before trying any of the treatments suggested, to prevent any complications with medications or other conditions.


There are a no herbs which are suggested to be of use for people with osteoporosis.


There are a number of vitamins, which are also needed for increasing bone tissue, preventing bone tissue break-down and preventing bone loss:


There are a number of minerals which may help to reduce risk of osteoporosis or limit progression of the condition in people who have been diagnosed with osteoporosis:


Other nutrients

There are a number of other nutrients which may help to provide relief for symptoms:

Dietary modifications

Certain dietary changes are advised in order to reduce bone loss and increase calcium re-absorption to strengthen bone tissue:

Lifestyle modifications

There are a number of lifestyle modifications which may help to provide relief for symptoms:

Alternative treatments

ensure that you notify your medical practitioner of any supplements that you want to take - it may interfere with other medication or conditions you have. Confirm with your doctor it is safe to take BEFORE you try it.


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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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