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Old 03-03-2013, 01:08 PM
 
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My osteopenia has now advanced to osteoporsis in my forearms. In addition to taking calcium + D supplements, what exercises can one do? Do exercises using hand dumbbells?
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Old 03-03-2013, 01:21 PM
 
Location: Alexandria, VA
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I would imagine your doctor is the best one to ask. I would think though that weights are good since they tell you weight-bearing exercises are good for building bone.
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Old 03-03-2013, 04:23 PM
 
Location: Springfield MA
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Get a vitamin D blood test done. Your level should be around 50ng/ml. Research the works of Dr. John Cannell, and Dr. Michael Holick. Also, take magnesium citrate, 200mg 3x/day. Vitamin K2 200mcg/day. Also make sure you are getting enough protein in your diet and cut down on sugar, wheat, alcohol and fried foods.
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Old 03-03-2013, 04:38 PM
 
Location: Springfield, Ohio
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I'd imagine the best weight-bearing exercises would be push-ups or, if that's too much, at least practice holding yourself up with your arms off the floor.
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Old 03-03-2013, 05:40 PM
 
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Get a vitamin D blood test done. Your level should be around 50ng/ml. Research the works of Dr. John Cannell, and Dr. Michael Holick. Also, take magnesium citrate, 200mg 3x/day. Vitamin K2 200mcg/day. Also make sure you are getting enough protein in your diet and cut down on sugar, wheat, alcohol and fried foods.
Thank you. My internist monitors my vit. D. It was low so I started taking recommended supplements twice a day and it made a difference.
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Old 03-03-2013, 05:47 PM
 
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I've been strength training on the machines at the gym and many of those machines work forearms.
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Old 03-03-2013, 05:49 PM
 
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I'd imagine the best weight-bearing exercises would be push-ups or, if that's too much, at least practice holding yourself up with your arms off the floor.
You can also do push ups against the steps or you can get on the floor and do modified push ups on your knees instead of your toes..
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Old 03-04-2013, 03:15 PM
 
Location: TOVCCA
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Start getting sun on your skin for up to 15 minutes a day (no sunscreen) but do not shower or wash the area for 4 hours afterward. This increases Vitamin D, and is superior to oral supplements.

http://www.nytimes.com/2010/07/27/health/27brod.html
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