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how does osteoporosis affect the bone matrix

A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Anthony Watson
30 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Many things: Osteoporosis can be the result of low calcium, low Vitamin D, decreased bone production, increased bone turnover, disuse of a limb due to injury or pa ... Read More

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A 21-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
Dr. Rhett Griggs
19 years experience Hand Surgery
No: The medication does not build bone ...But most help with breakdown slowdown.
A 53-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jerry Judd Pryde
26 years experience Travel Medicine
Not likely: Problem is bone cell turnover favors destruction over new production and diet will not influence this disparity.
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A 53-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alan Feldman
41 years experience Endocrinology
Absorption: The most common cause for bone antiresorptive medications to not work is that they are not being taken correctly, and not being absorbed into the bloo ... Read More
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A 52-year-old female asked:
Dr. Tracy Lovell
21 years experience Rheumatology
Depends: The choice of treatment depends on labwork, health conditions, and your history. Talk to your doctor to best determine what course to take.
A 53-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alan Feldman
41 years experience Endocrinology
Affects everywhere: Osteoporosis is loss of skeletal bone. Although we typically measure changes in the spine, hip, and sometimes wrist, it is a process that effects ev ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Chad Boomershine
19 years experience Rheumatology
Multiple: N-telopeptide in urine is an older one. It is measured on the second voided urine specimen of the day and so is a little complicated to get. C-telopep ... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rhett Griggs
19 years experience Hand Surgery
Multifactorial: Weight bearing, vit d, vit c, calcium, evaluating your trace minerals and vitamins hormone replacement, bisphosphonates (controversy). See an endocrin ... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. PHILIP WALLER
33 years experience Rheumatology
See below: The most common areas are the wrists, hips, and vertebrae of the spine. Obviously, any bones may be fractured but those listed above are the more comm ... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Frederick Singer
58 years experience 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

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