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A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brian Wosnitzer
17 years experience Nuclear Medicine
Osteoporosis ...: Osteoporosis is a disease which decreases the density and quality of bones which can cause them to fracture more easily.
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Frederick Singer
57 years experience Endocrinology
Genetic factors: At age 31 genetic factors and estrogen deficiency would be the most likely causes. Less commonly cortisone or other steroids, anorexia, immobilizatio ... Read More
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barbara Hummel
32 years experience Family Medicine
Osteoporosis risks: Yes, men can get osteoporosis. Most men have an advantage because they have a higher bone density then women to start so they usually develop osteopo ... Read More
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A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Edward Hellman
28 years experience 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 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kenneth Cheng
30 years experience Family Medicine
Yes anyone can, but-: Everyone will start losing bone density usually after their 20's. However, not everyone will get osteoporosis (bone loss to the point of being at high ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Frederick Singer
57 years experience Endocrinology
Medications: Before treating osteoporosis a variety of tests should be done and a history should be taken to determine, if possible, the cause of the problem. A ... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Knecht
30 years experience Endocrinology
2 ways: Hi. The two broad categories of osteoporosis treatment are anti-resorptive drugs and anabolic drugs. There are many anti-resorptive drugs (sex hormone ... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. PHILIP WALLER
32 years experience Rheumatology
Yes: Men definitely get osteoporosis. In healthy men, by the age of 65 and older the incidence of osteoporosis is essentially the same as a woman. In fact ... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. PHILIP WALLER
32 years experience Rheumatology
Definitely: Osteoporosis is not simply a disease of women. As men age and we are talking 60s and not just old men, osteoprosis does occur. Unfortunately, we still ... 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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