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Dr. Sunil Prof. Wimalawansa

Internal Medicine
New Brunseick, NJ
47 years experience

Locations

Office

New Brunseick, NJ

Address

125 Paterson Street, University Medical Group, UMDNJ-RWJMS, , New Brunseick
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Internal Medicine

Languages spoken

English

Doctor Q&A

14 Answers
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A 16-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sunil Prof. Wimalawansa
Internal Medicine 47 years experience
Yes: Tamoxifine is a first generation of designer estrogen (i.e., estrogen analogue). All estrogenic compounds may potentially increase weight, but not mu... Read More
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A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sunil Prof. Wimalawansa
Internal Medicine 47 years experience
No: Balance diet: adequate intake of calcium and vitamin d is important to facilitate absorption of calcium and appropriate bone health. Those who take p... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sunil Prof. Wimalawansa
Internal Medicine 47 years experience
What you tolerate: Most calcium supplements in the market are in the form of carbonate or citrate. For majority of us, either one is ok. You should stick to what you c... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Sunil Prof. Wimalawansa
Internal Medicine 47 years experience
Exercise: Most of hip pains are due to osteoarthritis. Over-weightiness and inactivity make hip-pain worse. Back-strengthening exercises and losing weight are... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sunil Prof. Wimalawansa
Internal Medicine 47 years experience
For multiple reasons: Achieving the potential peak bone mass during adolescence, and maintaining it during the adulthood is very important for preventing future fractures. ... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sunil Prof. Wimalawansa
Internal Medicine 47 years experience
It depends:: It depends why one has weak bones: frail or fragile bones are usually due to osteoporosis (and sometimes due to genetic disorders such as osteogesesi... Read More
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A 23-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sunil Prof. Wimalawansa
Internal Medicine 47 years experience
Http://www.paget.org/: Paget's disease of bone causes your bones to grow larger and weaker than normal. They also might break easily. The disease can lead to other health p... Read More
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A 24-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sunil Prof. Wimalawansa
Internal Medicine 47 years experience
Shell-based calcium: Calcium preparations that are prepared from seashells and oyster shells may contain toxic components, such as mercury, cadmium, and lead. Please chec... Read More
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A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sunil Prof. Wimalawansa
Internal Medicine 47 years experience
No: Environmental factors may trigger paget’s disease, but has not proven. Results from bone biopsies in patients with Paget disease demonstrate several d... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sunil Prof. Wimalawansa
Internal Medicine 47 years experience
Obesity is severe: Over-weight is when one's body mass index (bmi) is between 30 and 40. Above this level is usually categorized as obese. Higher the bmi levels, highe... Read More
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A 25-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sunil Prof. Wimalawansa
Internal Medicine 47 years experience
Fractures prevent: Incidences of osteoporosis increases with age. Having other medical disorders and/or immobility due to any cause also increase the risk of bone loss ... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sunil Prof. Wimalawansa
Internal Medicine 47 years experience
Excessive - yes: Excessive exercise and stress are known to induce amenorrhea via a mechanism involving the brain and the pituitary gland within it. This is particula... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sunil Prof. Wimalawansa
Internal Medicine 47 years experience
Yes: In general hypothyroidism associated with brittle and losing hair, and hyperthyroidism with premature greying of hair. Once the condition is treated ... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sunil Prof. Wimalawansa
Internal Medicine 47 years experience
Yes: Rapid weight loss (intentional or unintentional) due to any reason, including dieting and gastric-bypass surgery (bariatric surgery) of any kind may l... Read More
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Testimonials
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Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Prof. Wimalawansa is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Prof. Wimalawansa is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

University of Peradeniya Faculty of Medicine, Sri Lanka
Graduated 1975MD
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