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A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Frederick Singer
57 years experience in Endocrinology
Genes, hormones: Bone density is determined initially by inherited genes, If a parent has low bone density there is a 50% chance each child may also. In women estrog ... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Quang Nguyen
Specializes in Endocrinology
Yes: Adequate nutrition and weight bearing exercise, adequate calcium and vit d intake, and some prescription drugs (teriparitide, ...) can help you regain ... Read More
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sunil Prof. Wimalawansa
45 years experience in Internal Medicine
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 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sunil Prof. Wimalawansa
45 years experience in Internal Medicine
Complicated Question: Depends on age & gender of the person. To improve/maintain bone mineral density, adults need daily, total calcium of ~1, 200 mg, ~2, 000 iu vitamin d ... Read More
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A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. Peter Ihle
53 years experience in Orthopedic Surgery
Inside bone/tendons.: Bone cysts r contained inside the bone, any where from simple benign @ malignant and need watching. Spurs r at the edges of the bone as in arthritis, ... Read More
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A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Frederick Singer
57 years experience in Endocrinology
Not by itself: A low bone density usually indicates osteoporosis but a small number of people may have osteomalacia, a condition in which there may be a normal amoun ... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Cayce Jehaimi
20 years experience in Pediatric Endocrinology
Depends on exposure: Interesting question. It has been a long standing observation that over exposure to Fluoride can lead to decrease in bone density and increased overal ... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Ginsberg
36 years experience in Hematology and Oncology
Maybe: Anti-estrogen therapy for breast cancer, and androgen-deprivation therapy for prostate cancer can lead to decreases in bone density. Steroids, often u ... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience in Pathology
Dexa scan: It is a radiologic test, x-ray procedure, to examine the bone density and is used in forecasting the risk of fractures.
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Geffner
53 years experience in Endocrinology
No: Especially in 29 year olds.
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Frederick Singer
57 years experience in Endocrinology
Bone spread: Several types of cancer produce a local increase in bone density if they invade bone. The most common type is prostate cancer. Cancers developing in ... Read More
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. William A Biermann
45 years experience in Medical Oncology
Genetic or not: Brittle bone disease is an inherited disorder of bone that is called osteogenesis imperfecta. Osteopenia and osteoporosis are disease of the bone w ... Read More
A 56-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sanjay Kumar
36 years experience in Internal Medicine
DEXA: I do not believe so. A conventional x-ray will show fractures. Dexa scan is meant only for osteoporosis screening and follow-up.
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. PHILIP WALLER
32 years experience in Rheumatology
One process is: Greater. In osteoporosis, bone resorption is more prevalent then bone formation. As a result, a negative bone balance occurs and bone loss will occur ... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Saima Farghani
Specializes in Endocrinology
Multiple reasons: Post menopause early menopause use of high dose steroids for> 3 months for any reason cushings disease strong family history of osteoporosis unexplain ... Read More
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A 39-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael Borookhim
24 years experience in Geriatrics
No they are not: Related.
A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Carol Cheney
44 years experience in Endocrinology
Same: They are two names for the same test.
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Chu
Dr. James Chu answered
24 years experience in Endocrinology
Only partly: The DEXA scan gives the bone mineral density at the hips, spine and forearm. These scores can predict osteoporosis: 't-score' of less than -2.5 is co ... Read More
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A 47-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ki-Hon Lin
24 years experience in Orthopedic Surgery
Yes: Not sure exactly what's being asked, but bone grafting is typically done to induce healing of bone at the site of a bony defect - most commonly, a bon ... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Cayce Jehaimi
20 years experience in Pediatric Endocrinology
Absolutely: Evidence shows that exercise help build and maintain bone density at any age. Studies have seen bone density increase by doing regular resistance exer ... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Namey
47 years experience in Rheumatology
Can be slowed so not: It an be slowed so not a problem. The loss of trophic hormones for bone, hgh, estrogen, and also the usual decline in physical activity contribute to ... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Paul Hartlaub
33 years experience in Preventive Medicine
Spine & hips mostly: With osteoporosis, most any bone might be affected, but mostly fractures tend to occur in the spine and upper leg bones (hips). If you are a woman 65 ... Read More

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