Training & Nutrition - Low bone density
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I went to a local health fair Saturday to get a free flu shot. I biked up there, uphill all the way. The nurse asked me if I wanted a bone density test. The results were-1.9, which is below normal. I've read about cyclist having this problem, plus I'm taking Prilosec which I think blocks calcium absorption. Has anyone else had this problem and can it be reversed? I'm increasing my diary intake and starting a weight program during the winter months, but is that enough?
You should do weigh bearing exercise to help prevent osteoporosis. Walking, hiking, or running will all help.
10-06-08, 01:10 PM
Yea - running will help - so will calcium tablets with Vitamin D (needed for the absorption of calcium)
10-06-08, 01:27 PM
There are differences in Calsium supplements. This product http://www.algaecal.com/ claims it can actually grow bone. Any experience about it anyone?
10-06-08, 03:43 PM
Get a full table bone density (DEXA) test. The screenings can be inaccurate (mine was). Your insurance will probably pay for it if you tell them you flunked the screening.
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