Bone thinning and lower back pain

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ive just found out i have thinning bones and some fusing in the lower back im going to see a bone specialist what can he do for me i cant take calcium tablets they upset my stomach to much

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    You can get enough calcium from your food. Try to get enough Vitamin D and Vitamin K2 (not K1) as these are very important to absorb the calcium and to make sure the calcium goes where it's supposed to - your bones, There are other micronutrients too, but a well balanced diet will make sure you get nearly everything. Vitamin D is not available in enough quantity in food, an only in a few things unless it's added as a supplement. In the Western world most people lack adequate Vitamin K2 unless they regularly eat products of grass fed (never grain fed) animals. So, see about supplementing those two vitamins. Most vitamins and indeed minerals like calcium go down better with a bit of food. Yoghurt in particular has been shown to improve the absorption of calcium.

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    Calcium is really only useful (along with Vit D) in younger life to prevent osteoporosis, it's not much use later in life particularly for post menopausal women. There are a whole range of biphosphonates prescribed for osteoporosis or for people who have a difficult GI problem with them, there's the option of taking a selective Estrogen receptor modulator (SERM) - there's one called Evista but the trade name may vary depending on which country you're in. Ask your doctor for further options for treatment, there are things available.

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      ppi medication robs the body of vitamin D3 and calcium so it courses the bone thinning problems so im at a loss of what to do my GP JUST DON'T HELP

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      I think nutrition can help you. You can do all the natural things even if you have to take an OP med for your bones. You need to do weight bearing exercise as well as getting your nutrition, can be as simple as a daily walk, at least to begin.

      Would one of the older meds, like ranitidine, help you insead of a ppi, or have you already tried that? Shouldn't harm your bones as much. the ppis actually were not designed for long term use, but that seems to be how the doctors are prescribing them.

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      I think nutrition can help you. You can do all the natural things even if you have to take an OP med for your bones. You need to do weight bearing exercise as well as getting your nutrition, can be as simple as a daily walk, at least to begin.

      Would one of the older meds, like ranitidine, help you insead of a ppi, or have you already tried that? Shouldn't harm your bones as much. the ppis actually were not designed for long term use, but that seems to be how the doctors are prescribing them.

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