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Osteopenia
Jan 14, 2004

Hi, I have been taking medications since 1996. Recently I had a bone-density test and found out that I developed Osteopenia. I'll appreciate if you could suggest a good diet to fight the problem. Thanks, An Old Timer

Response from Mr. Vergel

A diet rich in calcium (milk products, orange juice fortified with calcium, spinach, etc) is a good way to go. Getting 20 minutes of sun will also help to get your body to produce vitamin D. Take 1000- 2000 mg/day of a good calcium carbonate/magnesium supplement also. Exercising with weights also increases bone density. Testosterone and anabolic steroids are also known to increase bone density. Also, talk to your doctor about Fosamax and other prescription drugs that can help increase bone density.

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