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deb54
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Jan-26-12, 05:10 PM (CST)
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"Bone Density Testing"
 
   What do you other gals think about bone density testing? I had it done two years ago and now they want to repeat it again. I told them no. I know I need more calcium, but can't tolerate the supplements. So I try to drink more skim milk, eat yogurt, broccoli, salmon etc. Also doing resistance weight work at the local Y. I've read that supplemental calcium is not well absorbed and as a general rule I don't like to take any supplements. Multi vitamins make me sick, so I don't take them either. Any other suggestions??


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Jan-26-12, 06:11 PM (CST)
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1. "RE: Bone Density Testing"
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ice cream! cheese!

There was just an article released about a study saying testing isn't all that important because bone density loss isn't quick. I'll see if I can find it.

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Here it is...

http://sanfrancisco.cbslocal.com/2012/01/24/healthwatch-bone-density-tests-need-not-be-as-frequent/

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deb54
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   Thanks Muffin. I think I remember seeing this, I just needed some ammunition for next week when I see my NP. I was told I had osteopenia two years ago, but I don't think it was severe. Since then I have changed my diet and exercise. Im thinking I should wait at least 5 years between screenings. Cheese is not good for me and I try to avoid ice cream because of the fat and calories. I lost about 50 pounds 11 years ago and have been successful at keeping it off, but it is a constant struggle and choice. I have recently gained 8 pounds since I started with the weights at the Y, but I know some of that is Christmas cookies!!


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   I know that you do not like to take supplements, but calcium needs to be taken with Vit. D for absorption. I think Dr. Oz recommends that you take calcium with 600 vit D and to cut the pill in half and take twice a day as your body will eliminate anything over 300.

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   Yeah, when I was trying the supplemental calcium it did have the Vitamin D. I did not tolerate it. I have given up on Dr. Oz as he pushes too many supplements. I just switched from milk to soy milk which has extra calcium and Vitamin D. I do take a Vitamin D supplement but the NP wants me to up my daily dose to 5,000 I.U. and I'm not comfortable with that high a dose. My problem is chronic constipation which I've had ALL my life. I add milled flax seed to my cereal and when I bake and for a while it really made a difference and now my body seems to have adjusted to that so it's back to the constipation. The flax seed did help me bring my cholesterol level down from 208 to 175--so at least I'm making progress on that. I figure if I continue to dance, go to the Y and use the weight resistance machines and then start walking this spring that will help my bones. I've never had a broken bones, my teeth or in great shape and I'm just not going to worry about it. I have a small frame--like my mom did, but I help the bf when we get wood for the wood burner--I load and unload the truck and I am capable of working hard. Just finished painting the basement family room this week. It looks great and I was up and down the ladder--9 foot ceiling in the basemen and a big room.


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