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Doctor insights on: Alternative Treatments For Osteoporosis

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Dr. PHILIP WALLER
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Osteoporosis (Definition)

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


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Is there a good treatment and cure for osteoporosis?

Is there a good treatment and cure for osteoporosis?

Good treatment.: There are numerous effective treatments for osteoporosis but a cure is seldom achieved if there is a major decrease in bone density. One drug stimulates new bone formation, teriparatide, and numerous drugs prevent bone loss, estrogen, raloxifene, alendronate, residronate, ibandronate, zoledronica acid, and denosumab. In some postmenopausal women calcium and vitamin d supplements are enough to pr. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for osteoporosis for young women?

What is the treatment for osteoporosis for young women?

Osteoporosis: Osteoporosis is not common in young women unless there is a specific condition that causes it. Surely if your doctor has ordered a bone density test she/he has put you on the proper medication. If you have not had a test, how do you know you have osteoporosis? Can you provide me with other details please. ...Read more

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How effective is the treatment of osteoporosis with reclasic?

How effective is the treatment of osteoporosis with reclasic?

Reclasic: I don't recognize Reclasic as an osteoporosis drug. Can you please tell me if it has any other name. More important, it is very unusual for a 31 year old to need osteoporosis drugs. Perhaps I have your age wrong. ...Read more

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What is the best treatment for backbone osteoporosis?

What is the best treatment for backbone osteoporosis?

First identify what : The cause of bone loss is : secondary from thyroid disease, smoking, steroid use, renal disease, etc or primary osteoporosis . Treatment depends on cause but for primary treatment: adequate vitamin d &calcium intake, weight bearing exercise, stopping factors like smoking, & guided medication which are of several categories including Reclast (zoledronic acid) Prolia , Forteo as well as several new ones in pipeline. ...Read more

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What is the best osteoporosis treatment for 85 age lady with collapsing spine?

What is the best osteoporosis treatment for 85 age lady with collapsing spine?

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

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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 more

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What are the causes, prevention and treatment of migratory transient osteoporosis?

What are the causes, prevention and treatment of migratory transient osteoporosis?

Ck w/osteoporosis so: Transient migratory osteoporosis is a rare condition which can cause chronic pain and is associated with sudden loss of bone density usually in a hip. This is unlike ‘ordinary’ osteoporosis which is only painful when broken bones have occurred. Pain resolves eventually but sometimes reoccurs in another part of the body. Referral to a pain clinic may be necessary to help with the difficult pain. ...Read more

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Dear, doctor what's new in the treatment of osteoporosis? Thanks

Dear, doctor what's new in the treatment of osteoporosis? Thanks

Prolia: Well, new is a relative term. Prolia is the latest fda approved drug for the treatment of osteoporosis but its been available for over 2 years now. It is the first and only drug of this type to be used for osteoporosis. It was originally used (and still is) for certain cancers. ...Read more

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Is there a treatment for osteoporosis?

Is there a treatment for osteoporosis?

Yes: There are many medications to treat osteoporosis from nasal spray to pills (once/day, once/week, once/month) to injections (daily, every 3 months, every 6 months and yearly). Please talk to your doctor about the most appropriate treatment for you. Regardless of what you choose, it's important to maintain norrmal calcium and vitamin d level. Supplememt if necessary. ...Read more

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