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Osteoporosis, 75 years old - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 13-Jan-2012
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Doctor :   hi
Doctor :  
how can i help u
User :   Good morning, Doctor
User :   I wanted to know what you would recommend for osteoporosis
User :   This query is for my mother who is 75 years old and has a bent spine
Doctor :   does she have any heart or respiratory problem

User :   She has the usual calcium supplements but not sure if that is sufficient
User :   No she has neither problem
Doctor :  
then calcium supplemnt with vitamin Dtabs are best
User :   She also has some back pain
User :   I have heard that the calcium supplement does not get absorbed and is excreted from the system mostly
User :   Vitamin D we will try.
Doctor :  
thats why the calcium tablets are big
Doctor :  
it comes as an combination

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