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2005/08/04 21:58:40 (permalink)
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"Soft Bones"????

Yet again after posting last night about how accident prone I am, I bl**dy broke two fingers - this is now brings the grand total in 25 years of 17 broken bones

My Doc just said I have "soft bones" - what on earth does he mean and does anyone know of anything to improve them (other than my Docs grand suggestion of bubble wrap)! I do bruise like a peach to if thats connected! Its really depressing - I can see the funny side though!

Suggest away.............
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    nForce
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    RE: "Soft Bones"???? 2005/08/04 21:59:42 (permalink)
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    wow lol, thats pretty harsh, just drink load of milk? must be some cure

    hit a heavy bag makes your bones denser, or might break them in your case
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    RE: "Soft Bones"???? 2005/08/04 22:00:23 (permalink)
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    Will calcium still strengthen bones after you've finished growing?
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    RE: "Soft Bones"???? 2005/08/04 22:08:36 (permalink)
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    Isnt water meant to be a good source of calcium aswell?
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    RE: "Soft Bones"???? 2005/08/04 22:09:58 (permalink)
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    I cant stand raw milk makes me gag - I take heaps of supplements, can too many be counter productive??
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    RE: "Soft Bones"???? 2005/08/04 22:12:34 (permalink)
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    yea of course, too much of anything is a bad thing. If you dont like milk take calcium vits, and probably take a bit more then the RDA considering your an athlete and have bad bones

    I'm sure hitting the heavy bag makes your bones denser, might be worth considering?
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    RE: "Soft Bones"???? 2005/08/04 23:40:33 (permalink)
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    sounds like you could be at risk of osteopenia in later life - how old are you now?
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    RE: "Soft Bones"???? 2005/08/04 23:44:29 (permalink)
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    ORIGINAL: Clair1111
    this is now brings the grand total in 25 years of 17 broken bones


    Take a guess
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    RE: "Soft Bones"???? 2005/08/04 23:47:23 (permalink)
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    the doc sounds fed up of u, cant quite see soft bones in the medical dictionary
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    RE: "Soft Bones"???? 2005/08/05 01:50:50 (permalink)
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    have you tried the mega low fat milk, with the red cap (usually)? it doesnt even have a taste as such; might make it a bit more palateable

    when i as growing up i got through gallons of the stuff, never less than a couple of litres a day, and despite being drawn to hobbies like MA, rugby, skydiving and rock climbing i have never broken anything (and it wasnt just luck, i usually ended up pretty lumpy). fractured a knuckle at one point but thats another story

    im not too sure about the punchbag toughening bones up...id have thought the opposite actually....thers somehting on the tip of my brain about your condition and its not wuite surfacing......if it comes back before someone else mentions it, ill reply here or email

    soap

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    RE: "Soft Bones"???? 2005/08/05 02:46:40 (permalink)
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    i know what you mean mate, i am injury prone as well (dislocations and broken bones) - I have been told it is due to lack of calcium when younger
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    RE: "Soft Bones"???? 2005/08/05 02:59:28 (permalink)
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    Insufficient calcium will lead to decrease in bone mass and strength.
    Bruising easily is usually due to a lack of iron.
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    RE: "Soft Bones"???? 2005/08/05 03:59:32 (permalink)
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    I say heavy bag becuase thai boxers kick it lots to condition the shins, it deadens the nerves but i also thought it makes your bones denser
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    RE: "Soft Bones"???? 2005/08/05 04:20:45 (permalink)
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    ORIGINAL: Clair1111

    I cant stand raw milk makes me gag - I take heaps of supplements, can too many be counter productive??


    Do you like yoguert?? and you can use powdered milk.
    You need several things to absorb the Calcium.
    Vitamin D, Magnesium, fat, HCL/bile, Panathentic Acid, protein.

    Can too many supplements can be counterproductive. It depends on what you are taking and the dosage.

    There are lots of factors at work here in your body causing a deficiency.
    You have mail.

    post edited by hermoso - 2005/08/05 04:30:53

    Beauty is a habit of the mind.
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    RE: "Soft Bones"???? 2005/08/05 04:23:52 (permalink)
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    ORIGINAL: Tanetel

    Insufficient calcium will lead to decrease in bone mass and strength.
    Bruising easily is usually due to a lack of iron.


    Lack of vitamin C as I understand it. I have mild anemia and don't bruise easily unless I am short on vitamin C.

    Beauty is a habit of the mind.
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    RE: "Soft Bones"???? 2005/08/05 04:25:44 (permalink)
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    ORIGINAL: nForce

    I say heavy bag becuase thai boxers kick it lots to condition the shins, it deadens the nerves but i also thought it makes your bones denser


    Yes more impact to the bones can cause them to become denser because body senses need for the density.
    BUT
    if the nutrients are not there to create denser bones then they will break instead of getting denser.

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    RE: "Soft Bones"???? 2005/08/05 04:34:36 (permalink)
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    ORIGINAL: davidwhittington2000

    Will calcium still strengthen bones after you've finished growing?


    Yes, in the sense that it keeps your bones strong from becoming porous in old age.

    Beauty is a habit of the mind.
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    RE: "Soft Bones"???? 2005/08/05 10:37:23 (permalink)
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    Cheers for the email Hermoso - I will try what you suggested and see how it goes!

    I have been to the doc's again this morning and brought up a few of the suggestions made on here and he just looked blankly at me, I then said to him about what James said about osteopenia- the doc then took a look at my nails??????? & hair ?????? and asked about my teeth???????? Well all are in pretty good shape and I have naturally really strong nails & hair and very good teeth but from these quick glances he said "I cant see a problem" Great diganosis NOT. Seeing as I take pride in my apperance I would hope they all look ok?

    This is really frustrating as now I think I have a problem and the Doc isnt interested.... Just off the cuff & grasping at straws here when I was 16 (and when I started breaking heaps of bones) I had an eye disease that took them ages to make a diagnosis on and they whacked me on steroids (I cant remember the name - other than it was in a pink bottle), do you think this have fooked up my bones??

    Cheers everyone -
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    RE: "Soft Bones"???? 2005/08/05 11:00:57 (permalink)
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    How old are you Clair? This will have bearing on advice I can give you
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    RE: "Soft Bones"???? 2005/08/05 11:28:33 (permalink)
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    ORIGINAL: James

    How old are you Clair? This will have bearing on advice I can give you


    25 - Cheers James
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