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Dr. Robert Purchase
Board Certified, Orthopedic Surgery
18 years in practice
622K people helped
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Whys bone mass important?

Dr. Robert Purchase
Board Certified, Orthopedic Surgery
18 years in practice
622K people helped
Whys 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

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Dr. Ward Dean
Board Certified
38 years in practice
809K people helped
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Dr. Thomas Dowling
Board Certified, Orthopedic Spine Surgery
35 years in practice
15M people helped
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How can I tell if my bone mass is decreasing?

Dr. Thomas Dowling
Board Certified, Orthopedic Spine Surgery
35 years in practice
15M people helped
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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Dr. Ward Dean
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Dr. Diane Minich
Board Certified, Family Medicine
32 years in practice
18M people helped
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What is bone mass density and steps to increase it?

Dr. Diane Minich
Board Certified, Family Medicine
32 years in practice
18M people helped
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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Dr. Pouya Shafipour
Board Certified, Family Medicine
18 years in practice
1M people helped
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What can I do to increase my bone mass?

Dr. Pouya Shafipour
Board Certified, Family Medicine
18 years in practice
1M people helped

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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Dr. Ward Dean
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Dr. Ed Friedlander
Board Certified, Pathology
39 years in practice
137M people helped
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I was just wondering why does absence of disease lead to loss of bone mass?

Dr. Ed Friedlander
Board Certified, Pathology
39 years in practice
137M people helped
I was just wondering why does absence of disease lead to loss of bone mass?

Not true: I'm sorry someone told you something this foolish. ...Read more

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Dr. Thomas Namey
Board Certified, Rheumatology
43 years in practice
69M people helped
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Do soft drinks cause loss of bone mass in kids?

Dr. Thomas Namey
Board Certified, Rheumatology
43 years in practice
69M people helped

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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Dr. Roger Palutsis
Board Certified, Sports Medicine
31 years in practice
212K people helped
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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?

Dr. Roger Palutsis
Board Certified, Sports Medicine
31 years in practice
212K people helped

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

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Dr. Daniel Solomon
Board Certified, Orthopedic Surgery
22 years in practice
195K people helped
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What is the bone mass of an average 20 year old male and female? Female weighs 166.2 and the male weighs 195.5

Dr. Daniel Solomon
Board Certified, Orthopedic Surgery
22 years in practice
195K people helped

15% of weight: A good ballpark is bone mass is about 15% of your weight. ...Read more

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Dr. John Goldman
Board Certified, Rheumatology
50 years in practice
15M people helped
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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?

Dr. John Goldman
Board Certified, Rheumatology
50 years in practice
15M people helped
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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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Board Certified, Pathology
44 years in practice
96M people helped
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How could a cancerous condition in the body be related to the development of severe reduction in bone mass?

Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Board Certified, Pathology
44 years in practice
96M people helped
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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