Q. Chronic atopic gastritis has caused osteoporosis and joint weakness. Please suggest supplements.

Answered by
Dr. Sumiya Sulthana
and medically reviewed by Dr. Vinodhini. J
This is a premium question & answer published on May 21, 2020

Hello doctor,

I need a multivitamin supplement and digestive enzymes to regain bone, ligaments, and tendons weakened by digestive issues. Malabsorption of essential nutrients due to digestive conditions like chronic atopic gastritis resulted in bone loss, osteoporosis, low stomach acid, and joint weakness like ligaments of knee, etc. I need supplements that do not depend on stomach acid.

Dr. Sumiya Sulthana

Dietician Nutritionist


Welcome to icliniq.com.

After going through your query and detailed report I suggest to calm your gut first which in turn helps to increase absorption of vitamin and calcium and start with L- glutamine supplement 5g capsule daily preferably before going to bed or at least an hour before meals. Later you can opt for multivitamin supplements with good food intake.

Along with that follow these tips.

1. Increase high protein diet, including almonds, vegetables, fish, chicken, and eggs.

2. Do muscle strength exercises if allowed by ortho.

3. Increase fluid intake.

4. Do rest for 8-9 hours of sleep.

5. Manage stress with meditation.

6. Do breathing exercises.

7. Manage to follow small frequent meals.

8. Do take 2500 kcal diet.

If required you need to add supplement (whey protein) L-Glutamine.

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Thank you doctor,

Is there any specific L- Glutamine supplement brand I can buy? There are so many. Also, suggest the whey protein brand also.

Dr. Sumiya Sulthana

Dietician Nutritionist


Welcome back to icliniq.com.

There are two brands Naked L-Glutamine and Optimal L-Glutamine choose your choice. For whey protein, you can opt for Isolate whey protein or Optimum Nutrition gold whey protein. I am not for the brand until it serves the purpose. I think these brands will be helpful for you.

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