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Age Related Osteoporosis
No.: If a 22 year old has legitimately earned the diagnosis of osteoporosis, she (/he) needs to work with an endocrinologist to determine best course of action to increase calcium deposition for protection in older age. That diagnosis is usually not seen for 30-40 more years, so not the time to try to be 'natural.' good luck! ...Read more
Currently it is better to think of osteoporosis as a condition where the bone is weakened, and can be managed or treated rather than cured. This is usually performed by dietary modifications, ingestion of supplemental calcium, vitamin d and a class of agents notice the bisphosphonates. These are usually delivered via oral or intramuscular injection on a weekly or monthly ...Read more
What's the biggest challenges of managing osteoporosis? My mom was just diagnosed at the age of 55.
Life-long treatment.: Currently therapies osteoporisis are decently effective, but require long-term treatment. Medications can be given once a wk, once a month, or even 2x/year options, but calcium supplements/vit d, and weight-bearing exercises are also very important and these require more committment. You/mom should consult with doc for best therapy for her. Good luck. ...Read more
Prevent osteoporosis: Although genetics do play a big role in the development of osteoporosis, there are things you can do to minimize the risk of getting it later in life: maintain healthy diet (adequate calcium and vitamin d intake), regular weight bearing exercise before and after menopause, don't smoke, drink alcohol only in moderation, maintain healthy weight (do not overdiet to the point of anorexia...). ...Read more
Varies: First, be sure you are getting enough calcium and vitamin d because no treatment will work if you do not have enough of these. After that, it depends on your general health and if you have ever received any treatment in the past. If you already have a 'collapsing spine', you would be best to see a specialist who is an endocrinologist or rheumatologist that treats osteoporosis for an expert opinion. ...Read more
If you have osteoporosis in adult age due to ibd will it go after ibd treated if not what complications can arise?
What is the significance of spondylosis and facet arthropathy with a degree of osteoporosis of aging?
I was diagnosed with osteoporosis, degenerative disc disease and arthritis when I was 34. I am wondering how common this is for my age?
63 yr old female with vit D levels at 14. Osteoporosis since age 45. Told to take 400 iu daily. Dont/Cant take magnesium/calcium. Is this enough?
Osteoporosis: Osteoporosis since age 45 is not common but does happen. I presume your doctor is treating you for osteoporosis. There are several treatment for osteoporosis and you should take what you doctor has prescribed. If your blood calcium is OK, relax. Much more importantly, hallucinations and paranoid delusions are dangerous. YOU MUST SEE both a Psychiatrist and a Psychologist. Do not delay! ...Read more
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