Every year 44 million Americans suffer from low bone mass causing hip and wrist fractures. Like previously said the best way to help prevent osteoporosis is to lift weights and put strain on your muscles so they stay strong and healthy. To build bone mass, you need to put a lot of weight on your muscles, a weight overload in other words. Doing weight lifting and exercise does not only help to build up your bones, it also helps you with your everyday living. It will give you more energy to do things you never could have done before.
6 healthy tips for bones:
•    Get a bone density test done at your doctor’s
•    Do some strength training at least three days a week
•    Eat a healthy balanced diet, and look up for your age your daily intake for calcium and make sure you get it through foods or vitamins
•    If you already have osteoporosis then talk to you doctor about getting on a medication that helps slow bone loss and can strengthen your bones
•    You can drink whole milk and other foods that build heavy amounts of calcium
•    A benefit you can do if you already have osteoporosis is do balancing exercises so you can be steadier on your feet without loss of balance and risk of breaking any bones.

Description of Fosamax

Fosamax belongs to a type of cure for osteoporosis, some of bone disorders. With the help of this drug the chance of fractures in your bones, like coxofemoral joint or vertebral column, decreases as Fosamax prevents bone mass loss and conduces to its increase. This drug makes your bones stronger. Also Fosamax prevents such diseases as steroid-induced osteoporosis and postmenopausal osteoporosis. Moreover, Fosamax is also a treatment of bone Paget’s disease. Those who suffer from these diseases can refer to Fosamax and purchase this drug online.

Fosamax Effects

Fosamaxes principle of operation is that it is like an inhibiting factor of osteoclast-mediated bone resorption. There was synthesized bisphosphonate, which is the alternative to hydroxyapatite bound to pyrophosphate, which is in our bones. Our bones are constantly remodeling and bones which are old are replaced by such sells as osteoclasts, and such sells as osteoblasts form new bones. So, Fosamax is a drug which helps your bones by strengthening them.

Facts to Know about Fosamax

If you cannot stand or sit for at least half an hour after taking Fosamax, it’s better not to take it at all because it can lead to rather serious troubles in your alimentary canal and stomach. It’s recommended to take Fosamax in the morning a half an hour before you eat or drink something. One taken pill of Fosamax should be drank after with a glass of clear water, not mineral or soda water is not suitable because it may lead to disorder in drug action. To recover from your bone disorders you should consult your doctor and obey his prescriptions in order not to get worse. Fosamax together with special exercises, diet, vitamin and calcium complexes would be your full treatment complex and your way to healthy life.

Dosage of Fosamax

Enough dosage of Fosamax prescribed for treating osteoporosis of post menopausal women is a 70mg pill per week or a 10mg pill per day. There is also Fosamax available in liquid form. If you prefer this one, one 70mg bottle per week is enough. For treating bone diseases, prevent bone mass loss and to increase it for men, who have osteoporosis, a 70mg pill per week or a 10mg pill per day is recommended. To prevent osteoporosis in post menopausal women the dosage of Fosamax is a 35mg pill per week or a 5mg pill per day. Purchase this drug according to the dosage you need.

Fosamax Sideway Actions

There can arise some usual sideway actions when taking Fosamax. Here are they:

-        Chest pain

-        Heartburn

-        Urtication in ribs and back

-        Allergic reactions

But these sideway actions are not quite serious and they not surely will arise if you take Fosamax regularly for some period of time. Fosamax can help you feel much better and forget about bone diseases for a long time.

I’ve been on Fosamax for just over a year and have had no stomach
problems. I recently had my second DEXA, but have not yet received
the results. As with Evan, my insurance covers annual bone density
exams, if the doc prescribes them.

Has anyone mentioned the negative effects of caffeine consumption?
I was diagnosed after finding compression fractures of the vertabrae
about 15 months ago…currently age 60. I was drinking far too much
coffee…continually throughout the day. Haven’t touched a drop
since being diagnosed. Caffeine pulls calcium from your body.

Also, tests revealed that I was urinating too much calcium; put me
on HCTZ to assist in retaining calcium…tests have showed (24 hr
urine draw, etc.) that this drug helps.

I’ve experienced back pain related to the compression fractures (T3
through T7) for the last 17 months. Any comments about continuous
back pain problems from readers would be appreciated.

I’ll be interested to see the recent bone density results, but I
have also read that using different providers (and even technicians)
can result in variations…hope that I can establish a new baseline
and compare to future results with the same provider.

Best of luck, Richard

Hi — I posted recently that my bone density had dropped
significantly in the past 1.5 years and my doc was running more
tests. Nothing popped out — no Vit D deficiency, no abnormal
hormones, no cancer, nothing to blame it on.
Today when I saw him he questioned me closely about my drinking
habits: not heavy, but regular — a glass of wine or two most days,
sometimes more than that on weekends, but no binges or alcohol-abuse
type stuff. He wants me to cut down — not out, but down — because
he says in men, and not even in all men, alcholol can suck the
minerals out of your bones pretty severely. NOW they tell me! Does
anybody on this board have any such experience, or know anything
about this? I didn’t even know my bone density was bad until 1.5
years ago, but now I wish I had.
Treatment: In my recent post I mentioned that the doc was
encouraging about putting me on Forteo, which as you know can
remineralize bone dramatically. But now he’s thought better of it.
Why? Because my most worrying bone loss is my hips, which are mostly
cortical (hard) bone, rather than my lumbar vertebrae, which are made
up mostly of spongy trabecular bone. And Forteo is good at building
vertebral bone density, but not very effective for the hips, and in
fact can WORSEN density in the hips.
So, I’m starting on weekly Fosamax as soon as I can fill my
prescription. I’m disappointed, because Fosamax will only stop bone
loss (if I’m lucky) not rebuild. I asked him about this new
intravenous Fosamax type drug you take only once a year or so, and he
doesn’t prescribe it yet because there are no long-term studies and
he worries that you might get too much of it hanging around in your
bones, which apparently can make bones more fragile over the long
term.
Well, it’s tricky stuff, isn’t it?

Good luck to all of you, even if you don’t come to this board very
often.

I’m so glad to see this board working again, since I’m a man and long
to talk with other men who have this problem. I was first diagnosed
in 2001 after a long history of back problems, which was misdiagnosed
as muscle. In 2001 I had to have some x-rays done of my back, and the
results went to two doctors. Neither one of them indicated that they
saw osteopenia on the x-rays, and just said my x-rays looked alright.
I got a copy and I immediately saw the problem, and then went to one
of the doctors and pointed this out. He said he missed that when
reviewing the xray, but it must be a mistake since I’m a man. I had
demanded he send me for a DEXA, and he finally agreed to allow me to
get one. When those results came back, my average spine T-score was
a -5.2, which was extremely severe. I never got an apology from him
for missing this very important review of my xrays; all he did is
prescribe Fosamax. At that point I picked up my DEXA results and went
to a endocrinologist and had quite a few tests done to find the
cause. They all came back negative, so they just put me on the
Fosamax and Miacalcin. After that I went to an Alternative MD and had
additional tests done, and this time they did a test to determine if
the problem was in my genes, which the results came back positive.
Besides the prescription drugs I’m on, I take a series of supplements
to help rebuild the BMD in my bones. My last DEXA scan taken last
March indicated I got better to a T-score of -4.6. Next month I’ll be
going again for a DEXA scan to see where I’m at, and decide if I
should go on the new drug Forteo. Forteo worries me since there’s not
enough experience about it’s long term use, and there is a warning
about bone cancer on the label. There’s a new supplement/drug study
out on Strontium Ranelate, which has shown that it was better than
Fosamax but not as good as Forteo–and the side effects were minimal.

Are there any other guys out there with similar experiences, and how
are you doing on the treatment plans that the doctors have you on.
Since this is a disease most related to women, there’s not alot
written as it relates to men. I’m certainly looking into the
Strontium idea, although it hasn’t been approved yet by the FDA,
although Strontium Citrate is available. Is anyone taking Forteo and
have experienced good gains in their bones? Would like to hear from
all of you before I go to my doctor appointment next month. Thanks
alot.