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Is Fosamax (alendronate) safe my, bone scan showed osteopenia the nurse called saying my dr wants me to start this, i turned 40 in oct also can this cause bone pain?
Bisphosphonates: Fosamax (alendronate) is a bisphosphonate, which helps increase bone mass by inhibiting osteoclasts (which are the cells that break down bone), but not osteoblasts (the cells that make bone). They are typically very well tolerated, but side effects can be GI upset and musculoskeletal pain. ...Read more
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
Is lemon in warm water drinking with empty stomach in early morning good for bones ? i'm Osteopenia patient. Bmd -1.9 & -1.8. vimn d 25/ weight gain.
Lemon water can: trigger gastric juices and help w/digestion. Talk w/your doc and consider taking a supplement formula containing calcium, vitamin D, and other co-factors. One product like this is called OsteoThera but a health care professional needs to get it for you. Peace and good health. ...Read more
A bone density/BTM: A dxa bone density is the best way to identify if you have osteopenia. You will be evaluated with a frax if you do your dxa at the right place. You should get a complete copy of your report including the graphics. This is needed to estimate your fracture risk. The world health organization (who) has developed a fracture risk profile the frax. Bad news medicare has decreased payment too low. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Dexa: Bone scan involves intravenous injection of radiopharmaceutical and imaging of the skeleton to assess areas of abnormal bone metabolism.Dual-energy x-ray absorptiometry(dxa)measures bone mineralization of hips and spine.Very low radiation form of x-ray, that is used to measure bone loss. Medication can be taken to increase bone mineralization. Dxa should not be repeated for at least 6months. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Osteopenia: Osteopenia probably means nothing at your age and you do not need to worry or have any clinical exams or bone density studies. Are you so concerned because family members have been diagnosed as having osteoporosis? If so you should still not have any worries. Bones can become fragile later in life but bone loss does not include thinning other than inside the main part of the wrist or other bone. ...Read more
I am seeing a bone spec on Thurs for osteopenia but was wondering why my Neuro would pound on my back w/ his fist? This caused much pain, and worry.
Percussion tendernes: Gently striking you with a closed fist is a check for " percussion tenderness". When done over the kidneys, a positive response suggests a problem with the kidneys. But it is not intended to create prolonged pain, and as such should be done gently. ...Read more
Dexa normal til 2 yrs ago, then doc said I have osteopenia. I was concerned but she laughed at me, saying it just means thin bone. Should i take med?
It's important : Ostpenia is like being " a little bit pregnant" it will eventually get to osteoporosis but you can do some things to help !) get your vit d level checked and try to normalize it up to ~50 ng/ml 2) if you supplement calcium use calcium citrate it is better tolerated 3) exercise regularly to a moderate degree as to meds that is a good ? Without a perfect answer/ depends on the specific pt good luck. ...Read more