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Can collagen supplements strengthen muscles?

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Dr. Muhammad Sareer Khalil

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Posted on Sat, 16 Jun 2018 in Medicines and Side Effects
Question: Hi! I am 72, female and starting to go back to the gym after a 3 year time out. I really want my bones to stay strong. I take ADK2 supplement and omega 3. What about a collegen 'supplement? I sometimes drink a muscle milk after I finish my workout. It tastes like Ensure. ( I do machines and yoga stretches) I drink a good bit of water, just found some supposedly natural alkaline water at Publix. The only pharma I take is mobic 7.5mg to calm the arthritic aches and an occasional Xanax for sleep. My question; is mobic safe? Anything else I can do to stay healthy?
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Answered by Dr. Muhammad Sareer Khalil 3 hours later
Brief Answer:
Mobic only if renal function intact

Detailed Answer:
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I appreciate your concern

NSAIDs like Mobic are safe only if the renal function is intact. The supplements you mentioned are adequate in my view. If there is a history of osteoporosis or any other indication then a dexa scan may be advised by your doctor to determine the need for further treatment with bisphosphonates if the need be. Other than that I don't see the need for any further changes based on the description which you gave.


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