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A 52-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jason Rudolph
28 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Not usually: Osteoporosis causes loss of calcification of the bones, making them weaker. Unless you are having neck pain that is radiating to your head, headaches ... Read More
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Dr. David Sneid
41 years experience Endocrinology
Generally not: Osteoporosis is a disorder of abnormal bone loss. Your other medical problems and/or medication have a higher potential to cause the headaches. Check ... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Katherine Sutherland
43 years experience Gynecology
Fractures: Osteoporosis can lead to fractures, especially of the spine or hip. Vertebral fractures lead to pain, loss of height, and decrease in mobility. Hip f ... Read More
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Dr. Arthur Mandelin
20 years experience Rheumatology
Fracture: The main risk of osteoporosis is that the bones will break too easily.
A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Armando Russo
43 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Depends: If your mom has osteoporosis, continuation may be appropriate.
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Dr. Chaitanya Mamillapalli
20 years experience Internal Medicine
Depends.: duration of Fosamax treatment is determine by several factors. Depending upon the clinical course, in the majority of the patient's, Fosamax is stop ... Read More
A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Milton Alvis, jr
41 years experience Preventive Medicine
? ~50,000 IU/wk: I usually wait ~3 months before rechecking d3 concentration, it takes time to change. With osteoporosis, d3 conc. In at least the 70-80 upper normal, ... Read More
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A 65-year-old female asked:
Dr. Thomas Knecht
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Safe and effective: Hi. I agree with your doc. As long as you have no contraindications to its use, Forteo is the best osteoporosis drug available. I ALWAYS do an initial ... Read More
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rodney Alan
21 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
6-12 months: Pregnancy associated osteoporosis is usually transient and resolves spontaneously. There's no standard treatment. Symptoms begin in the last trimeste ... Read More
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A 74-year-old female asked:
Dr. Marsha Nunley
36 years experience Internal Medicine
Depoprovera/bones: It takes approximately 2 1/2 years for the bones to recover in young women and longer in some cases depending on diet and lifestyle. Women using depo ... Read More
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alan Feldman
41 years experience Endocrinology
months to years: Osteoporosis takes years to develop, but heart problems such as atrial fibrillation can develop rapidly with hyperthyroidism. Also, muscle weakness, ... Read More
A 53-year-old female asked:
Dr. Audie Rolnick
40 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Sounds strange: If the bone is normal there should not be a fx from lifting. Suggest an MRI to make sure the bone is completely normal.
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A 46-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Berryman
54 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Fx at menopausal age: Any fracture at an age near or at menopause should alert your provider to start you on medication to prevent osteoporosis/osteopenia. For example, mo ... Read More
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