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Does low bone density causes joint pain all joints Rh ANA factor thyroid are normal?

Does low bone density causes joint pain all joints Rh ANA factor thyroid are normal?

Not bone density: Low bone density does not cause any symptoms unless you have a fracture due to osteoporosis, then there is pain. Pain in joints can be from osteoarthritis or other forms of arthritis. See your doctor or a rheumatologist for diagnosis and treatment of joint pain. ...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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Can I stop bone density loss if it is caused by prescribed medication?

Can I stop bone density loss if it is caused by prescribed medication?

Two choices: Depending on the medication used and duration of therapy, you can minimize such risk by optimizing your vitamin d and calcium intake. Obviously, the best choice will be to eliminate the offending agent or to use the lowest dose possible (such as in steroid use). If you happen to sustain fractures, then you will need an endocrine evaluation for further guidance. ...Read more

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Can I stop bone density loss if it is caused by my prescription medications?

Depends: It depends on your age, menstrual status, medication history, underlying physical condition, dietary intake of protein, calcium, magnesium, phosphorus, vitamin d (building blocks of bone). Talk to your doc re: your meds and what can be done to compensate, or overcome the losses. ...Read more

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I took omeprazole for 3 years , if it had effected bone density, will this return to normal upon stopping the medication?Or is that bone loss longterm

I took omeprazole for 3 years , if it had effected bone density, will this return to normal upon stopping the medication?Or is that bone loss longterm

??: There is some data that all meds to reduce stomach acid (h2 antagonists and ppi's which is what Omeprazole is not with Tums (calcium carbonate) ) have an increased risk of fracture perhaps this is due to decreased magnesium also a risk with almost all anti seizure meds like Gabapentin please discuss with your doctor and take some vit d (vitamindcouncil.Org). ...Read more

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Should i take the new medication forteo? I have been taking actonel, (risedronate) my last bone density test showed i had 10 percent bone loss. I am afraid to take the drug because of the side effects. Is there something else i can take?

Should i take the new medication forteo? I have been taking actonel, (risedronate) my last bone density test showed i had 10 percent bone loss.
I am afraid to take the drug because of the side effects. Is there something else i can
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Actonel (risedronate) : Actonel (risedronate) and Forteo are in a class of drugs called bisphonates. These drugs are very valuable in preventing fractures of bone due to progressive loss of bone density called osteoporosis. Yes the drugs have been associated with several significant side effects, but like any drug you need to weigh the benefits against these side effects. Spinal, hip and long bone fractures can have serious life altering effects on ones life, more serious than the side effects, so if you are at risk of fracture, which your bone scan indicates, then use of these drugs are justified. This is a conversation you need to be having with your physician since they know you better than anyone on this board can. They can review the risks and benefits to help you make a decision. ...Read more

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Is there a connection between bone density drugs and cancer?

Is there a connection between bone density drugs and cancer?

As a treatment: This group of drugs is used to stabilize the bone to reduce cancer related injury to bone. They are used in solid tumors and in myeloma. They reduce bone fractures and other complications. These drugs also are used to reduce the elevated calcium that occurs in some cancer patients. ...Read more

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I have a low bone density score but no fractures or symptoms and i don't want to take any of the recommended osteoporosis drugs. What else can I do?

I have a low bone density score but no fractures or symptoms and i don't want to take any of the recommended osteoporosis drugs. What else can I do?

See below: Regular weight bearing exercise helps a lot, make sure you have enough calcium and vitamin d supplements (depensing on your kidney functions) , I have tried using strontium for my pts with fair results. I have to say though that this doesn't replace traditional treatment of osteoporosis. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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Osteoporosis caused by severe vit d def in young adults wts recovery time and time increase bone density?

Osteoporosis caused by severe vit d def in young adults wts recovery time and time increase bone density?

Various patients =: -different periods of time. U must find out why U R V-Deficient. Then supliment, also avoid alcohol, smoking, caffeine. Also bran cereal inhibits calcium absorption. Avoid biking & perform weight bearing exercise. Also weight lifting will prevent myopenia, (muscle mass & strength loss) & is also stressing the non- weight bearing bones & build up bone strength as well. It happens over time & is slo ...Read more

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Can you regain bone density?

Can you regain bone density?

Yes: Adequate nutrition and weight bearing exercise, adequate calcium and vit d intake, and some prescription drugs (teriparitide, ...) can help you regain bone density. ...Read more

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Dr. Robert Lang
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Bone Density (Definition)

Bone density (or bone mineral density) is a medical term normally referring to the amount of mineral matter per square centimeter of bones. Bone density (or bmd) is used in clinical medicine as an indirect indicator of ...Read more


Dr. Stephen Scholand
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Thyroid (Definition)

The thyroid is an endocrine gland that sits in the lower part of the neck. It produces thyroid hormone - which ...Read more