I am sorry that you didn't receive any help in your previous visits to the doctor. I did find this information on osteoporosis medications that you may wish to speak with your doctor about if you feel that your current medication is not helping. These super foods for strong bones might also be a good idea to add to your diet, while these exercises to boost bone healt h can help you avoid falls or bone fractures. Both muscle strengthening and weight-bearing exercises (both are in the slideshow above) will help to strengthen your bones and build stronger muscles to help support your bones. You should speak with your doctor before starting the exercise regimen just to make sure that it is safe for you to do. Please let us know how you are doing!
Here is some information on diagnosing and treating thyroid problems that you may find helpful. It outlines how doctors identify the cause of your thyroid problems including specific tests and goes on to describe some conventional and alternative treatments you might consider depending on cause.
Have your doctors determined if you have hypothyroidism or hyperthyroidism ? The above links have more information on each. Brittle nails and thinning hair are listed as symptoms of hypothyroidism, but only a medical professional can properly diagnose you. Don't give up trying to find the right treatment for you. Please let us know how you are doing!
TUESDAY, April 15, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- People with sleep apnea , a common sleep disorder, may be at increased risk for the bone-thinning disease osteoporosis, especially women and older people, a new study suggests.
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I hope that you were able to get in to have your rib examined by a doctor. If not, I encourage you to make an appointment to do so. It is important to see a doctor after a rib injury to make sure that there are no internal or other injuries.
This article cautions against taping your ribs, as it does not allow you to take deep breaths which could lead to more serious problems. The article also has some treatment tips that could help ease your pain, including icing the injured area and getting plenty of rest.
You also might want to ask your doctor if there is anything you should do to help prevent this from happening again or to promote the healing of your rib. Please keep us updated on how you are doing!
I think it's great that you are planning to get all of the information that you can about osteoporosis. The tips and resources on the left hand side of this page are a great place to start for information on osteoporosis if you haven't already checked them out. Also, the members of this community are really great about answering questions related to osteoporosis and things you might experience, so don't be shy about posting a question.
Here are some links that I found that you might want to take a look at.
Osteoporosis exercise -- be sure to consult with your doctor before starting an exercise routine to make sure all exercises are safe for you perform