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does prolia help with bone loss

A 70-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
52 years experience 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

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A 77-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Robinson
48 years experience Endocrinology
Osteoporosis: A T score of -2.7 exceeds the lower limit of bone mineral density -2.5 and indicates a diagnosis of osteoporosis. Both Alendronate as a bisphosphonate ... Read More
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A 62-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Chiu
Dr. John Chiu answered
57 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Check with doctor: Such issues should be discussed with your doctor who knows more about your medications and condition. Boniva (ibandronate) and Prolia are not identic ... Read More
A 69-year-old male asked:
Dr. Julio Hajdenberg
31 years experience Hematology and Oncology
Slightly better: Xgeva (denosumab) does have some advantages over zometa: quicker administration and no kidney side effects. It is associated with fewer bone complicat ... Read More
A 69-year-old male asked:
Dr. Uma Swamy
Dr. Uma Swamy answered
16 years experience Radiation Oncology
See Below: Use of bisphosphanates for your dad can be controversial. Here is an excerpt from a recent review article on www.cancernetwork.com which you can use t ... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Melissa Young
9 years experience Internal Medicine
Less bone: We build and lose bone everyday. We build more than we lose until we're around 30 years old. Then we start losing more than we build. Over time, this ... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Thompson
20 years experience Hematology and Oncology
Varies: Bone loss features can vary. People may be asymptomatic to painful if associated with bone fractures. Bone mineral density (bmd) testing looks at bone ... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Quang Nguyen
Specializes in Endocrinology
Many options: First, find out the cause of the bone loss so you are not just treating the symptom instead of the cause. If you have osteopenia, make sure you mainta ... Read More
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A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Denise Elser
Specializes in Gynecology
Yes: Estrogen promotes healthy bones. With menopause, estrogen levels fall. Many women experience a rapid loss of bone in the 1st 2 yrs after menopause. Es ... Read More
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A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Rutman
39 years experience Dentistry
Too much: If you are talking about 50% periodontal bone loss meaning half of your mouth, then it is a serious problem that should be treated by the general dent ... Read More
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