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Dr. Andrew Rynne
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Can vitamin D2 supplements be taken for osteopenia?

My Dr wants me to start taking vitd2. My blood work showed low vit d and NY bone density showed osteopenia border lone osteoporosis. I recently had a vertebrae compression fracture when I fell. I m only 59....Leary about taking meds. Is vit d2safe
Fri, 20 Jan 2017
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General & Family Physician 's  Response

As per your history is concerned please follow my advise:

1) weight-bearing exercise
2) quitting smoking
3) not drinking alcohol excessively
4) Take vitamin D daily 800 IU
5) calcium-1200mg per day

Take medications as required as there is no side effects at all. I hope I was able to address your query. If you have any further questions, please do not hesitate to write to me. Wishing you all the best.

Dr. Uday Nath Sahoo
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