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what can be done for bone loss?

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Dr. Michael Sparacino
Family Medicine 37 years experience
Medication: Medications, supplements and exercise are used in combination to fight bone loss.
Dr. Mark Venincasa
Cosmetic Dentistry 35 years experience
See your dentist: Your dentist can fully evaluate the bone loss and can make recommendations. There are many options.
Dr. Gary Sandler
Dentistry 54 years experience
Bone loss: For bone loss in the jaws of the mouth, diagnose the cause, address the cause, prevent future bone loss and consider a host of periodontal surgical procedures to rebuild lost bone.
Dr. Quang Nguyen
Specializes in Endocrinology
Find the cause: The appropriate treatment depends on the cause of the bone loss. More information is needed. In the meantime, make sure you are getting adequate amount of calcium and vit d from your diet.
Dr. Ronald Achong
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery 18 years experience
Depends: I assume bone loss of the jaw bones around the teeth? It depends on the cause of the bone loss. See a dentist for a consultation.

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How does abone scanwork?

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Radioactive "dye": A bone scan is usually used to assess the whole skeleton for cancer spread, to look at specific bone sites for fracture or for bone infections. The patient receives an injection of a radiolabeled substance that is mostly incorporated in to areas of high bone turnover. A camera to detect the radioactive decay then acts to count the amount of activity. Areas of high decay are more fully evaluated.
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Can all osteoporosis medications build bone?

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What is the most fragile bone in the body?

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Pinky toe: Although it may not be structurally the most "fragile" bone in the body, the most often broken bone in the body is the 5th (or pinky) toe. In some sports, like sailing, the pinky toe is broken in 50% of athletes who are involved in the sport for more than 2 years.
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How is bone lengthening accomplished?

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What bone disease do older people tend to get?

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