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Doctor insights on: Bone Loss

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Dr. John Thaler
402 doctors shared insights

Bone Loss (Overview)

Bone loss implies something is lost. What is lost for a multitude of reasons is amount of calcium that gets into the bone matrix. The less calcium in the bones the less bone mass and the higher the risk of fracture


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What can be done for bone loss?

What can be done for bone loss?

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. ...Read more

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Dr. John Thaler
402 doctors shared insights

Bone Loss (Overview)

Bone loss implies something is lost. What is lost for a multitude of reasons is amount of calcium that gets into the bone matrix. The less calcium in the bones the less bone mass and the higher the risk of fracture


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How does bone loss after tooth extraction occur?

How does bone loss after tooth extraction occur?

Lost stimulation: After extraction, the aveolar bone lost the stimulation from the tooth movement and starts resorption. It is kind like atrophy. Reserach showed, the surounding bone can lost 60-80 percent of its volume at the end of first year after extraction. To prevent bone loss after extraction, you should get bone grafting at the time of extraction. After 4-6 month, implant can be placed. ...Read more

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Living with Osteoporosis (Tip)

Living with Osteoporosis

Osteoporosis is most worrisome in spine and weight bearing bones. Exercise daily. Flex spine daily. ...See more

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Living with Hearing Loss (Checklist)

See an ENT doctor
Yearly
Get an audiogram
Yearly
Discuss the results of audiogram with your ENT
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What symptoms suggest bone loss?

What symptoms suggest bone loss?

Sometimes, none: Bone loss is assessed in post-menopausal women with a bone densiometry study. Estrogen tends to mitigate bone loss in pre-menopausal women. Many women with bone loss have no symptoms until a "spontaneous fracture" occurs with or without a fall. ...Read more

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What should I do to prevent bone loss from taking arimidex (anastrozole) after breast cancer diagnosis?

What should I do to prevent bone loss from taking arimidex (anastrozole) after breast cancer diagnosis?

Calcium and vit D: Consider a dexa scan to measure bone density. If your density is low a bisphosphonate type medication can be helpful. This should be a standard conversation for your medical oncologist to have with you. ...Read more

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Managing Hair Loss (Checklist)

Eat foods high in protein, low in sugars
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Don't tie your hair too tightly
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Use deep oil conditioning at least weekly
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My bone density test shows that my hip bones have some bone loss. What could be the cause of it?

There are: many possible reasons for decreased bone density: hereditary, poor health/frailty, smoking, low body wieght, estrogen deficiency states, alcoholism, nutritional deficiencies, certain medications, renal failure, other hormone abnormalities. ...Read more

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What are the most investigative tests for bone loss, when one has severe osteoporosis?

What are the most investigative tests for bone loss, when one has severe osteoporosis?

DEXA and blood: The gold standard for osteoporosis is dexa scanning. Other options for evaluating severe osteoporosis are blood tests which can measure bone breakdown, as well as MRI scanning which can show thinning of the bones... But dexa is still the gold standard. ...Read more

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Living with Memory Loss (Checklist)

Get a DPOA for health and finances. Have doctors visit with them.
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Write down important phone numbers & post them in more than one place
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Give your DPOA a list of your medicines and doctors' names
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Bone (Definition)

Bone is a living growing tissue made mostly of collagen (protein that provides soft framework) & the mineral calcium phosphate that adds strength & hardens the framework. Two types of bone are found in the body; cortical (dense compact outer layer) & trabecular (makes up inner layer, ...Read more