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Are there proven ways to help prevent bone loss?

Are there proven ways to help prevent bone loss?

Yes: Adequate calcium and vitamin d intake are important. Numerous studies have shown that estrogen replacement therapy will significantly decrease bone mineral loss. For women who can not or will not take estrogen there are a number of effective medications specifically intended to decrease bone mineral loss. ...Read more

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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


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How can I prevent bone loss?

How can I  prevent bone loss?

Diet, exercise: Bone loss in premenopausal women can be prevented by proper diet, adequate vitamin d and calcium, exercise, avoidance of cigarettes. Minimal alcohol intake and avoidance of excessive thyroid hormone therapy. ...Read more

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What more can I do to prevent further bone loss from bad diet and ageing?

What more can I do to prevent further bone loss from bad diet and ageing?

Exercise, Calcium: Exercise - especially weight bearing exercise will help to increase bone mass (premenopausal) or slow down the rate of bone loss (post menopausal). Calcium slows the rate of bone loss. Women over 50 should take between 1200mg-1500mg per day of calcium (divided into 2-3 doses per day). Leafy green veggies, dairy and yogurt added to your diet. Estrogen replacement in postmenopausal women may help. ...Read more

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What are methods used to prevent further bone loss due to periodontitis?

What are methods used to prevent further bone loss due to periodontitis?

Control perio: Periodontal disease is incurable, but treatable and maintainable. You must be diligent about following treatment protocols and maintenance schedules, and home care instructions. The key is keeping the bacterial count down by proper oral hygiene and professional periodontal treatment at your dentist's or periodontist's office. ...Read more

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What can you do about osteopenia to prevent bone loss?

What can you do about osteopenia to prevent bone loss?

You may be able to: Prevent osteoporosis and slow down bone loss even after you've been diagnosed with osteopenia .If you've received an osteopenia diagnosis, now's the time to take preventive measures that can build up your bone health before a condition like osteoporosis robs you of bone density. There are many options to treat osteopenia, and you and your doctor should work together to figure out. Good luck thanks. ...Read more

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What more can I do to prevent further osteoporosis bone loss?

What have you done?: Weight bearing exercises, proper diet, and supplements may be of help. There are also medications which can prevent further bone loss. You should discuss with your physician. ...Read more

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What can be done to prevent further bone loss in elderly adults?

What can be done to prevent further bone loss in elderly adults?

Calcium/vitD/meds: If bone loss has been cofirmed by osteoporosis screening test.You should take calcium with vitd and your doctor can prescribe one of the meds to prevent osteoporosis getting worse and more loss of calcium from the bones. ...Read more

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What r the recommendations for preventing bone loss, ? Ie ;that may be caused due harmonal fluctuations or intake of medication such as omeprazole

What r the recommendations for preventing bone loss, ? Ie ;that may be caused due harmonal fluctuations or intake of medication such as omeprazole

A few things: Regular activities on your feet can help maintain bone density. Talk to your doctor about medication use. Omeprazole can contribute to bone density loss if taken long enough. Talk to your doctor about about calcium and vitamin d3 levels as well. Good luck. ...Read more

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What can I do to prevent bone loss due to periodontitis?

What can I do to prevent bone loss due to periodontitis?

Periodontitis: Periodontitis is an infection of the gums and bone around the teeth. If you have periodontitis, it needs to be treated by a dentist. If your mouth is healthy, thorough brushing, flossing and regular dental visits will prevent periodontal disease. ...Read more

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Does calcium supplementation prevent postmenopausal bone loss?

Does calcium supplementation prevent postmenopausal bone loss?

No: But it will enhance bone remodeling, and if on bisphosphonate agent, it will potentiate it's effect as shown in a recent study. Concomitant vitamin d is recommended. Talk with your doctor. ...Read more

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Is it true that dental deep scaling is necessary for bone loss prevention?

Is it true that dental deep scaling is necessary for bone loss prevention?

Depends: It depends on how much calculus has built up and if you have pocketing. Patients who see their dentist 2x year for routine cleanings rarely need deep scaling and usually do not have bone loss due to periodontitis. An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure... ...Read more

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As whole grain contain phyatic acid which effect ca and fe metabolism should i stop eating whole grian repaced it by white bread to prevent bone loss?

As whole grain contain phyatic acid which effect ca and fe metabolism should i stop eating whole grian  repaced it by white bread to prevent bone loss?

No data : we have no data on that. You can discuss it with your physician but since you are in your teen years you need some basic calcium to build up your bone calcium bank and you need vitamin D. I would1000 mg of calcium today 500 as a supplement and then 500 from your diet and vitamin D depending on your status you need 1000 or more. This helps build up strong bone which you'll need as you advancing age ...Read more

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When taking lupron (leuprolide) depot what can be done to prevent bone loss?

When taking lupron (leuprolide) depot what can be done to prevent bone loss?

Medications: Lupron causes bone loss by markedly decreasing testosterone and estrogen production in the body. Estrogen loss seems to be more important for this effect. A variety of drugs including alendronate, residronate, ibandronate, zoledronic acid and Denosumab can prevent bone loss. Normal vitamin d and calcium intake are to be continued. ...Read more

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Is vitamin d good to take to prevent bone loss? Any other suggestion?

Is vitamin d good to take to prevent bone loss? Any other suggestion?

Vitamin D in: Conjunction w/calcium is good for bone health. Better yet, get a product that contains d, calcium and it will likely have several other cofactors of calcium to help direct it to the bones all in one tablet. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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Is there a way to prevent dental bone loss when a child loses a permanent tooth prematurely and cannot get an implant because of young age?

Is there a way to prevent dental bone loss when a child loses a permanent tooth prematurely and cannot get an implant because of young age?

See an ortodontist: There are no enough studies to determine the best method, or the most appropriate materials for bone loss for kids. In many cases orthodontic treatment is recommended to close the space. ...Read more

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I'm worried about teeth shifting and potential bone loss after having a back molar extracted. How can I prevent them?

I'm worried about teeth shifting and potential bone loss after having a back molar extracted. How can I prevent them?

Tooth Dependent: If it was a wisdom tooth, no further Tx necessary. If it was any other tooth, the previous doctor's answer is right-on, the area should have been properly grafted and preparation for possible implant placement protocol followed. ...Read more

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Is it ok to start using depo before a pelvic exam or Pap smear? And what should one do to prevent bone loss on depo?

Is it ok to start using depo before a pelvic exam or Pap smear?
And what should one do to prevent bone loss on depo?

Yes: Yes. Depo Provera (medroxyprogesterone) will not affect your pelvic exam or Pap smear. Bone density that is lost while taking Depo is likely to be recovered naturally once Depo is stopped. Your risk of fracture as you age will be similar to that of someone who never took Depo. That said, you can help prevent bone loss by exercising and getting adequate calcium. ...Read more

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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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Bone Loss (Definition)

non specific, descriptive term encompassing various disorders of abnormal bone turnover, production, or mineralization which result ...Read more