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Alternative Treatments For Osteopenia
I fell and hurt my tailbone. In addition i was recently diagnosed with osteopenia. What would you recommend for treatment?
With osteoporosis at t -3.5 is it possible to get back to being at the osteopenia stage and how long would it take with all the right treatments?
Variable: It is certainly possible with treatment to improve your bone density and t score. Typically medications and weight bearing exercise (i.e. Walking, using light weight) are recommended. The time period for improvement will vary among patients, but a repeat bone density test is usually obtained every 1 - 2 years. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
"FRAX" score helps: Agree with dr. Cabry. Calcium, vitamin d, and also weight bearing exercise are helpful to prevent osteoporosis. Ask your doctor for your frax score (based on demographic information and your DEXA scan results) to see if your risk of fracture is high enough to suggests prescription drugs. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I am interested in doing laser lipolysis treatments but I have osteopenia which is on the border to osteoporosis. Is it safe to have laser lypolysis?
Marketing of Easy: Laser is light ; a way to apply heat to kill cells in more superficial tissues. Marketed as sculpting for significant cost, effectiveness ; safety vary. Osteopenia unlikely to be affected, but check vitamin d3 ; ? concentrations into 70 to 80 range because very important for ca+2 absorption ; getting to osteoblast cells to build hydroxyapatite to ? bone density ; strength. ...Read more
My doctor prescribed me Fosamax (alendronate) for osteopenia is it really necessary to take this medication and what other treatment can I do instead?
Not necessary: Medications are never necessary. We only make recommendations. Your doc is trying to reduce your risk of future bone fracture. Risk should be calculated using the frax tool at http://www.Shef.Ac.Uk/frax/ best treatment for declining bone density is good diet ( vit d about 1000 iu.Day and ca about 600 mg twice a day) and regular weight bearing exercise. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Osteopenia of left femur neck. BMD g/cm2 0.649, T-score -1.8, Z-Score, -0.4. Would this require drug treatment. Total hip and Spine classified normal.
Osteopenia: At age 62 you should be a bit concerned but for now I would strongly suggest you check with the doctor whether or not your need drug therapy. Please let me know what your doctor said. ...Read more
In the bone densitometry is reported that I have osteopenia in the ap spine(l1-l4) and osteoporosis in the left femur(neck). Does i need treatment?
Depends...: It depends on how significant the osteopenia is for your age group... Many caucasian females who have passed menopause are @ risk for osteopenia ( highest risk) and resultant osteopenia fractures of the hip, distal radius, lumbar spine, etc.See your pcp or ob-gyn for evaluation and possible treatment . Best of luck.! ...Read more
After xray's told some osteopenia in both knees. Dr. Is referring me to an orthopaedic dr. For possible injections? Could physical therapy help?
Knee: Osteopenia is a reflection of a paucity of thickening of the cortices of the bone. It is sign that there may be some underlying osteoporosis. Injections such as hyaluronic acid (ha) in the knee are usually intended for osteoarthritis (oa) and not osteoporosis so i would be a little careful. You may want to gather further clarification from your doc especially if you do not have oa. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
No!: Galactosemia cannot be cured. But, you can take steps to prevent or minimize galactosemia symptoms and complications. The treatment is the strict avoidance of all sources of galactose. The most common source is lactose, which is the milk sugar that breaks down to galactose and glucose. Avoid: milk or milk by-products, fermented soy products, legumes, organ meats, & hydrolyzed protein. ...Read more
Protect: Avoid things that make you break out, soaps & wetness. Wash your hands only when necessary. Wear gloves when needed. Wear clothes made of cotton. Bathe only with a small amount of mild unscented soap, such as dove. Keep the water temperature cool or warm, not hot. Use the medicine your doctor gave you. Use a plain moisturizer daily. Avoid scratching or rubbing the itchy area. Manage stress. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Different types: Carotidynia is treated with mixed results based on cause. Some symptoms are inflammatory, others are associated with migraines, and others are caused by vascular disease. Sometimes no definable cause. Work with your doctor to find type and best treatment. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Polymyositis (PM): There are many alternative treaments for polymyositis (pm). They are similar to the therapies use for other autoimmune diseases and include: oral steroids, intravenous immunoglobululins, tacrolimus (prograf) or biologic therapies such as embrel or rituxan (rituximab). ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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