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Dr. Sunil Prof. Wimalawansa

Internal Medicine
New Brunseick, NJ
46 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

19 Answers
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A 25-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sunil Prof. Wimalawansa
Internal Medicine 46 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 and future fractures. Taking preventative steps including balanced diet rich in calcium and vitamin d, engaging in weight-bearing exercises, and prevention of falls and injuries are essential for preventing fractures. Osteoporosis leads to bone fra.
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sunil Prof. Wimalawansa
Internal Medicine 46 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 osteogesesis imperfect, and secondary to cancer, metastasis). Week bones due to osteoporosis: usually secondary to postmenopausal status (sex-hormone deficiency), age, or due to other medical disorders. It is very important to identify and treat the latter be.
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sunil Prof. Wimalawansa
Internal Medicine 46 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 lead to mal-absorption syndrome. In particular for dietary vitamins and trace elements, as well as essential fatty acids. Thus, working closely with a healthcare professional who is aware of such is impotent in preventing nutritional abnormalities.
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Prof. Wimalawansa is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 30, 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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