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A 57-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lauren Freid
6 years experience in Internal Medicine
Osteoporosis: Likely not osteomalacia, however a bisphosphonate should not be taken 8 years consecutively. We routinely use it for 3-5 years, then take a "drug holi ... Read More

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A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Steven Simon
37 years experience in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Yes: Not all,chiropractic uses high velocity force (bad for your condition). Many modalities such as massage, electricity, mobilization exercises, stretchi ... Read More
A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Edward Hellman
28 years experience in Orthopedic Surgery
Absolutely: Osteoporosis absolutely can and should be treated. A bone density test is often done to determine the severity of it. An underlying cause can be che ... Read More
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Quang Nguyen
Specializes in Endocrinology
Bone density testing: The best test is a bone density test (known as a DXA scan). This painless test measures the density of your bones. Your doctor uses this test to pre ... 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 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Cayce Jehaimi
20 years experience in Pediatric Endocrinology
No: But it will enhance bone remodeling, and if on bisphosphonate agent, it will potentiate it's effect as shown in a recent study. Concomitant vitamin d ... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
48 years experience in Orthopedic Surgery
Her it is: Children (4-8 years) 800 mg adults (51or older) 1200 mg teenagers (9-18 years) 1300 mg pregnant or nursing women 1200 mg adults (19-50) 1000 mg po ... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ankush Bansal
16 years experience in Internal Medicine
Yes: They are the same - caused by a genetic mutation.
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
48 years experience in Orthopedic Surgery
There is no : Permanent cure for osteoporosis, Raloxifene (evista) mimics estrogen's beneficial effects on bone density in postmenopausal women, without some of th ... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Chad Boomershine
18 years experience in Rheumatology
Nothing fast: Calcium and vitamin d and weight bearing exercise can strengthen bones. However, these treatments take a long time to improve bone health. If you have ... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Lang
51 years experience in Endocrinology
Lowering bone loss: Bone is constantly being broken down for repair and being rebuilt. Evista, (raloxifene) which in bone is similar to estrogen, slows down the cells tha ... Read More
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A 60-year-old female asked:
Dr. Thomas Namey
47 years experience in Rheumatology
Barely.: It is not as good as raloxofene (evista) in protecting bones from osteoporosis. Both are selective estrogen modulators and are nearly equally effectiv ... Read More
A 60-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Sneid
40 years experience in Endocrinology
Not approved: These two therapies are under investigation, but have not yet been approved in the us.
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A 60-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joel Pranikoff
33 years experience in Obstetrics and Gynecology
No: Tamoxifen is a selective estrogen receptor modulator (serm) that is used to treat/prevent breast cancer. Evista (raloxifene) is also a serm and it is ... Read More
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A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Michalski
35 years experience in Orthopedic Surgery
Osteoporosis: Yes, progressive exercise can slow down osteoporosis by virtue of wolff's law, which states that bone forms in relation to stress. If done without exc ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience in Pathology
Probably not: Acne is a chronic disease with exacerbations and remissions. The key isn't to look to what might trigger it, but to learn how to use today's medicatio ... Read More
A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Emily Altman
27 years experience in Dermatology
No, it doesn't: Collagen, either in supplements or in food like chicken, beef, turkey, etc does not cause acne. There are lots of claims about the benefits of hydroly ... Read More
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Quang Nguyen
Specializes in Endocrinology
No: Not all osteoporosis drugs "build bone." some medications will slow down the breakdown of bone while others will actually build bone. Talk to your d ... Read More
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Dr. Colin Kerr
43 years experience in Family Medicine
Fosamax (alendronate) & hearts: Fosamax does not contribute to calcium deposits in the coronary arteries. Fosamax works only on bone metabolism to inhibit the breakdown of bone when ... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience in Pathology
Yes: It is an inherited defect in the formation of one type of collagen that is essential for bone formation.
A 76-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
51 years experience in Rheumatology
Yes: It has benefit even if the calcium or strontium is not used. Studies have shown that calcium has little or no benefit as regards bone growth or preven ... Read More
A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Miller
50 years experience in Rheumatology
Yes hormones work: Female hormones increase bone density, and the maximum increase is between 9 to 15 years of age. Loss of hormones in women and men for any cause produ ... Read More
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ryan Taylor
Specializes in Internal Medicine
Could be: There are multiple types of ehlers danlos that vary in symptoms and severity. It is am inherited disorder so you should see a family history of simila ... Read More
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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

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