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Suggest remedy for problem in bones

I have a dexa scan reading of minus 3.3 I ve been taking calcium, 1200 mg, magnesium 500mg, and vitamin d3 2, 000 for years and alendronate for over 5 years but my doctor put me on nexium and my bones are not getting any better. I m 67 very active, most people I know or meet think I m in my early 50 s by how young they think I look and how active I am. I have emphysema, COPD, osteoporosis and have broken my left wrist and left ankle 9 months apart in 2009 and I now have RDS in my wrist and ankle. I think I have too much zest for life to give up and just lay down and die, can you possibly help me?
Fri, 6 May 2016
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hi

thank you for providing the brief history of you.

it is good to hear you are physically very active and young lady. Since you have bone pain it could be related to the less calcium levels due to osteoporosis. Also, like with COPD there is less absorption of oxygen which is the major fuel of the body and tissues.

I will advixe you to undergo physical therapy like weight bearing training which will help improve the bone strength and calcium deposition. Also , breathing exercises which will improve the lung capacities. also, taking sun bath will help improve the vitamin D.

In my clinical practice such cases responds well to physical therapy for their COPD and also bone weakness issues.

Regards
Jay Indravadan Patel
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Suggest remedy for problem in bones

hi thank you for providing the brief history of you. it is good to hear you are physically very active and young lady. Since you have bone pain it could be related to the less calcium levels due to osteoporosis. Also, like with COPD there is less absorption of oxygen which is the major fuel of the body and tissues. I will advixe you to undergo physical therapy like weight bearing training which will help improve the bone strength and calcium deposition. Also , breathing exercises which will improve the lung capacities. also, taking sun bath will help improve the vitamin D. In my clinical practice such cases responds well to physical therapy for their COPD and also bone weakness issues. Regards Jay Indravadan Patel