Ergocalciferol - my doctor precribed 50,000 1 a week, however the doctor did not say what my prognosis was how debilitating is osteoporosis and my kidneys are hurting and my entier body also hurts but im only 52. please help
Although osteoporosis is debilitating, it does not affect life expectancy.
Medications to treat osteoporosis can help prevent fractures, but vertebrae that have already collapsed cannot be reversed.
Some persons with osteoporosis become severely disabled as a result of weakened bones. Hip fractures leave about half of patients unable to walk independently. This is one of the major reasons people are admitted to nursing homes.
You can find more information at:
- Ergocalciferol Information for Consumers
- Ergocalciferol Information for Healthcare Professionals (includes dosage details)
- Side Effects of Ergocalciferol (detailed)
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