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A 37-year-old member asked:

what's the safest way to treat bone loss?

3 doctor answers8 doctors weighed in
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 maintain proper nutrition, keep active, do weight bearing exercises daily, take adequate calcium + vit d supplement (1200-1500 mg, 2000 iu vit d). If you have osteoporosis, do all above and a fda approved osteoporosis after discussion with your md/do.
Dr. Dennis Higginbotham
Obstetrics and Gynecology 30 years experience
Most medications: There are a number of medications specifically intended to treat osteoporosis. Your doctor will need to decide, with you, if and when you need to be treated and which of the available medications would be best for you.
Dr. Ronald Achong
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery 18 years experience
Many options: Medications and weight exercises are safe.

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A 34-year-old member asked:

Describe the features of bone loss.?

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Dr. Michael Thompson
Hematology and Oncology 20 years experience
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 quantitative amount. It does not determine bone quality. The quantity and quality of bone determine strength. Bone loss may be prevented/treated by bisphosphonates, denosumab, impact exercise, calcium, vitamin d.
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A 31-year-old member asked:

Are there things I can do myself to treat bone loss?

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Dr. Wayne Ingram
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Yes: Make sure that your daily calcium and vitamin d ingestion meets the recommended requirements. Additionally, weight bearing or anti-gravitational exercise such as walking is a good way to prevent further bone loss and stimulate new bone formation.
A 51-year-old member asked:

What symptoms suggest bone loss?

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Dr. Melissa Young
Internal Medicine 9 years experience
Usually none: Bone loss, which eventually leads to osteoporosis and osteopenia , does not cause symptoms. It does, however, increase the risk of fracture. A bone density test, or dxa, can determine if there is bone loss.
A 45-year-old member asked:

What's it mean to have bone loss?

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Dr. Melissa Young
Internal Medicine 9 years experience
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 leads to osteopenia, then osteoporosis, which increases the risk of fracture.
A 37-year-old member asked:

What are the causes of oral bone loss==grinding?

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Dr. Myra Skluth
Internal Medicine 35 years experience
Gum disease or: Gum disease and osteoporosis can cause oral bone loss.

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