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Dr. Robert Purchase
Board Certified, Orthopedic Surgery
17 years in practice
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Whys bone mass important?

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. Bennett Machanic
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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


Dr. Thomas Dowling
Board Certified, Orthopedic Spine Surgery
34 years in practice
15M people helped
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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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Dr. Bennett Machanic
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Dr. Diane Minich
Board Certified, Family Medicine
31 years in practice
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What is bone mass density and steps to increase it?

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
17 years in practice
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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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Dr. Bennett Machanic
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Dr. Ed Friedlander
Board Certified, Pathology
38 years in practice
136M people helped
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Dr. Thomas Namey
Board Certified, Rheumatology
42 years in practice
69M people helped
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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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Dr. Roger Palutsis
Board Certified, Sports Medicine
30 years in practice
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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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Dr. Daniel Solomon
Board Certified, Orthopedic Surgery
21 years in practice
195K people helped
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Dr. John Goldman
Board Certified, Rheumatology
49 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?

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
43 years in practice
95M 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?

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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