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Doctor insights on: Bone Mass Percentage Chart

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Why's bone mass important?

Why's bone mass important?

It's a bank account: We stop adding to our bone mass by the end of our late 20's/early 30's. After that it is a slow decrease in bone mass. Bone mass can decrease to the point where you bone breaks under relatively normal loads. This is commonly known as osteoporosis/fragility fractures and can happen in the hip, wrists, and spine. It is important to maintain as much bone mass as possible to avoid those fractures. ...Read more

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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What can I do to increase my bone mass?

What can I do to increase my bone mass?

Weight bearing: Exercises at least 3-4 times/week helps building bone mass. Also I suggest having your doctor check your vitamin d levels in your blood and if low, supplement it (normally take between 1000-2000 iu daily) which will help build bones as well as other things. Yoga and pilates also are useful improving bone density. ...Read more

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How can I tell if my bone mass is decreasing?

How can I tell if my bone mass is decreasing?

DEXA scan: There are several methods available with the most common being a DEXA scan measuring the lower or lumbar spine and hip bone densities and comparing these findings to an established table of normal findings. ...Read more

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What is bone mass density and steps to increase it?

Thickness/integrity: Bone density is a measure of how dense or thick the bone matrix is. Quitting smoking, decreasing caffeine intake, daily weight bearing exercise, diet rich in calcium and vitamin d all help. ...Read more

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What is a good level for bone mass for a 49 year old woman?

What is a good level for bone mass for a 49 year old woman?

Bone: Http://www. Shef. Ac.uk/FRAX/
Check out the above website. You can go to a table to find your bone density that is healthiest for your age and sex. ...Read more

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How to increase muscle and bone mass?

How to increase muscle and bone mass?

Restore hormones: Hormones at normal levels and in balance are vital both for bone health and for muscle building. Find a functional medicine doctor locally to help you evaluate and replace them properly by going to a4m.Com and using doctor locator function. ...Read more

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Do soft drinks cause loss of bone mass in kids?

Do soft drinks cause loss of bone mass in kids?

Some ok, some not...: I agree with not drinking soft-drinks with sugar, a major issue in childhood obesity. While drinks like 7-up, sprite, & gingerale, provide no bone loss, it is well shown that drinking beverages with more than carbonated water, which are soft drinks containg phosphoric acid (colas, dr. Peppers) do cause a net loss of calcium in urine. At best, they should be occasional. ...Read more

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How could a cancerous condition in the body be related to the development of severe reduction in bone mass?

How could a cancerous condition in the body be related to the development of severe reduction in bone mass?

Steroids: Some tumors produce acth like chemical that increases production of corticostoids and the later cause bone loss. Other facots may be cancer related cachexia, inadequte intake of calcium and vitamin d. ...Read more

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I own a scale that also measures body fat%, bone mass, and hydration. It says I have 7 lbs of bone. Is that good?

???????: Never heard of such a thing. Please make sure there is scientific information to support such claims. ...Read more

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A person in early adulthood lose some bone mass after taking medication, is it possible for him to regain the original bone mass?

A person in early adulthood lose some bone mass after taking medication, is it possible for him to regain the original bone mass?

Maybe: What was the medication? The good news is at your age you can bulid bone densisty with appropriate calcium and vitamin. Have you stopped the medication?
Your physicain can have you see an expert in bone such as a rheuamtologist or endocrinologist ...Read more

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What's an average weight for a 14 year old female and is 5'0 but has heavy bone mass?

What's an average weight for a 14 year old female and is 5'0 but has heavy bone mass?

Nobody really knows: Because each person has a different view of what "heavy bone mass" means, nobody really knows what type of "average weight" one is referring to here. So, my guess is 110 pounds, plus or minus 10 pounds. ...Read more

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26yo male 178cm 118.5kg living at malaysia. Just got back from clinic with my BMR reading 2295kcal and bone mass 3.9kg. May I know what it means?

Calculations: Your BMR is the calculated estimate of your basal metabolic rate, or daily calories used by your body--so a diet specific to you would be about 500 less, or 1800/day. Bone mass is the calculated % of your total weight attributable to your bones. ...Read more

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Which has the potential to increase bone mass density the most, strength training (1-5 reps) or hypertrophy (8-12 reps). I use a pair of dumbbells?

Which has the potential to increase bone mass density the most, strength training (1-5 reps) or hypertrophy (8-12 reps). I use a pair of dumbbells?

Weight bearing: Weight bearing exercise, such as walking, is the best form of exercise to increase bone mass density. Strength training and hypertrophic exercises can increase muscle strength and size, respectively, and may be somewhat helpful for increasing bone mass density, but the exercise method of choice is weight bearing. Carrying weight while walking can increase benefit. ...Read more

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I am a healthy 53 yo and wonder if a bone mass screening is needed. I am post menopausal.?

Possibly.: If you have a family history of osteoporosis, smoke cigarettes, drink excessive amounts of alcohol, have had a fragility fracture, have low levels of vitamin d in the blood or takes medications which cause bone loss such as cortisone, gastric acid suppressants, or antidepressants it would be wise to have a bone density test. Otherwise it would be appropriate to have one at 60 years. ...Read more

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When we gain weight as an adult say after 50, is it mostly FAT or bone & muscle mass also increases?

When we gain weight as an adult say after 50, is it mostly FAT or bone & muscle mass also increases?

Good question: It is probably mostly fat. As we age many people are less active and gain weight. Also it is normal to lose muscle mass as we age. Bone does not lose mass. Exercise and good eating habits are the best way to maintain proper weight and muscle mass & strength as we age. Walking, lifting weights, swimming etc. Are very good options. ...Read more

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I have multiple bone lesions and also soft tissue mass near my spine and ilium what are the chances this is multiple myloma?

Varies: There are multiple potential causes. Certainly the concern for a neoplastic condition would be a consideration. A serum protein electrophoresis can usually give a good idea about whether it is multiple myeloma. A biopsy would certainly be the definitive test. Thank you for the question. ...Read more

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Movable, nontender, firm mass (1cm)above hyoid bone in neck. Have several others in neck same size but the others are fixed. Early 20s?

Movable, nontender, firm mass (1cm)above hyoid bone in neck. Have several others in neck same size but the others are fixed. Early 20s?

Tough to say: They sound like lymph nodes, and if they've been there a Lon time, may be normal for you. They could also represent some sort of inflammatory, infectious, or neoplastic process. Too complex to say for sure, but you primary care could give you a more complete evaluation. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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Do Underweight Men and Women have Low Bone Mass? And could you get osteoporosis in a Younger Age? I'm 20 years old

Tricky question: Hi. Yes, young people can certainly have bad bone health due to genetic or nutritional defects. However, you don't reach peak bone mass in life until about age 30, so environmental factors (nutrition, vitamins, etc...everything but genetic factors) could still be addressed and corrected with gain of bone mass & strength. You need adequate protein nutrition, calcium, and vitamin D, etc. For bone. ...Read more

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Which specialist for a 2x6cm hard, swollen and painful mass over my right pubic bone? Duration 6 yrs with increase in size&pain

Which specialist for a 2x6cm hard, swollen and painful mass over my right pubic bone? Duration 6 yrs with increase in size&pain

See your PCP: Just about any clinician would be appropriate for an initial visit. See your primary care provider. Depending on the findings, s/he may then refer you to a surgeon or orthopedist -- but maybe preceded by an Xray, ultrasound, or other imaging study. Good luck! ...Read more

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What suggestions is there for a scrawny/skinny male in his 20s to increase overall body mass, bone density, and strong athletic physique?

What suggestions is there for a scrawny/skinny male in his 20s to increase overall body mass, bone density, and strong athletic physique?

Weight training.. .: To gain weight, one has to consume more calories than he is burning. Do this in a healthy way by avoiding junk or fast food. Keep a well balanced diet and make sure you are getting all the nutrients you need. Don't cut out exercise as it is very good for you. Weight lifting and other muscle building exercises can help increase one's body mass (muscles). Body-building "supplements" are not needed. ...Read more

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What steps should I take in addition to weight-bearing exercises to help rebuild bone mass? Any supplements, otc meds, or special diet instructions? Thanks!

What steps should I take in addition to weight-bearing exercises to help rebuild bone mass? Any supplements, otc meds, or special diet instructions? Thanks!

Multiple: Adequate calcium and vitamin d intake, avoid smoking and sodas (which contain high phosphates), regular sun exposure helps with natural bone metabolism through vitamin d as well. ...Read more

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My vitamin d is 160. Are there any tests to see if I am losing bone mass while I wait for the level to fall to normal?

My vitamin d is 160. Are there any tests to see if I am losing bone mass while I wait for the level to fall to normal?

Won't decrease bone: Excess vitamin d can cause dangerously elevated blood levels of calcium but is unlikely to cause much bone loss unless it persists for a long time. While the official "normal range" is 30-100, according to the national institutes of health levels over 200 ng/ml are "potentially toxic." 160 is unlikely to cause serious problems, and if your serum calcium is normal you have nothing to worry about. ...Read more

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Will any of the substances, turmeric, fenugreek, and giloy (Tinospora cordifolia) help protect against the loss of bone mass?

Will any of the substances, turmeric, fenugreek, and giloy (Tinospora cordifolia) help protect against the loss of bone mass?

Voodoo snake oil: Hi. No. You're right about at peak bone mass in life at age 29. Get enough dietary calcium and vitamin D (that will probably require supplements). You can buy that herbal junk, but you're just enriching the snake oil salespeople. Also for skeletal health, get weight-bearing exercise, and don't smoke. Good luck! ...Read more