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linus69

linus69

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Subject:Boniva for 2 years didn't help

female diagnosed with uterine leiomyosarcoma 5-08 + lung mets
gem/tax chemo 6-08 thru 10-08
3 lung surgeries at MDA
scans every 3 months at MDA
no evidence of disease x past 9 months

OSTEOPOROSIS;
I have it and it's escalated - even tho I've been taking Boniva monthly religiously the past 24 months.

here are my readings:

62 yo post-menopausal female:

lumbar spine BMD = 0.904 g/cm sq. T score -2.3 (Aug 2009 -2.1) - the lowest T score is at L2, spinous 3.0, previously (aug 2009) -2.5

BMD of R femoral neck = 0.708 gm/cm sq. T score -2.3, previously -2.1 (aug 2009)

impression: the patient is osteoporotic. Fracture risk is high. Bone density is decreased since previous study as described.


OK - I ride my bike 6 days a week (outdoor bike) about 2 miles - I do weight-bearing exercise (Curves) 3 x a week for 30 min. I always take the stairs. Feel great.

So.............what else can I do? Should I see an orthopod and get a note for a free gym membership and do more weight bearing? Or get one of those vibrating machines for my back & hips to help put down more bone?


Posted: 05 Oct 2011 04:28 PM
Originally Posted: 05 Oct 2011 04:29 PM
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Lhearn

Lhearn

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Subject:Boniva for 2 years didn't help

For bone health, we recommend two types of exercise: weight-bearing and strength training.

 

Weight-bearing exercise are exercised that help to bulid and maintain bone density.  These exercises include activities that make you move against gravity while being upright, such as fast walking, running stair clinmbing and playing soccer.  While great, bike riding is not a form of exercise that likely helps to improve bone mass.

 

Strength-training exercises or resistence training are exercises that additionally help to build and maintain bone density.  These exercises include lifting weights, using elastic exercise bands, weight machings or lifting your own body weight.  Curves (although there may be some weight bearing type exercises in this program) from my understanding may be more of this type of exercise.

 

I would suggest focusing on doing these types of exercise and continue your medication as prescribed.  You need to consume 1200-1500mg of calcium per day.  600-1000 units of Vitamin D per day.


Posted: 07 Oct 2011 01:20 PM
Originally Posted: 07 Oct 2011 01:21 PM
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