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Dr. John Landi
17 doctors shared insights

Bone Thinning (Overview)

-thinning, I assume U mean osteoporosis . It is a generalized loss of both cortical & trabecular structure loss. Causes R many. Genetic, smoking, drinking,& steroids just 2name a few. There R diseases that decrease calcium & V-B by malabsorption or plain old diet deficiency . Secondary 2 decreased wt bearing drying fracture car, esp LE's. There R other metabolic causes but @ 32 the 1'st 4appli 2 U


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If excess cortisol causes so many problems (e.G., anxiety disorders, bone-thinning, hippocampus damage), why isn't there a medication to reduce it?

If excess cortisol causes so many problems (e.G., anxiety disorders, bone-thinning, hippocampus damage), why isn't there a medication to reduce it?

Good question: The complexity of the pituitary-adrenal gland axis and its signaling has made simple management difficult. Cortisol is so important in homeostasis that complete blockage is not compatible with life. ...Read more

Dr. John Landi
17 doctors shared insights

Bone Thinning (Overview)

-thinning, I assume U mean osteoporosis . It is a generalized loss of both cortical & trabecular structure loss. Causes R many. Genetic, smoking, drinking,& steroids just 2name a few. There R diseases that decrease calcium & V-B by malabsorption or plain old diet deficiency . Secondary 2 decreased wt bearing drying fracture car, esp LE's. There R other metabolic causes but @ 32 the 1'st 4appli 2 U


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What common drugs increase risk of bone thinning ?

What common drugs increase risk of bone thinning ?

Read below: Aluminum-containing antacids, antiseizure medicines such as Dilantin or phenobarbital aromatase inhibitors such as arimidex, Aromasin and femara, cancer chemotherapeutic drugs cyclosporine a and fk506 (tacrolimus).Gonadotropin releasing hormone such as Lupron (leuprolide) and zoladex, heparin, lithium, Medroxyprogesterone acetate for contraception (depo-provera), methotrexate aluminum-containing antacids, antiseizur. ...Read more

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Managing Bone Spurs (Checklist)

Wear comfortable shoes
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Use heel cushions
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Ask your podiatrist if you'd benefit from prescription orthotics
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Ask your podiatrist about steroid injections
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Is there a natural cure for osteoporosis, weak bones fractures, bone thinning?

Is there a natural cure for osteoporosis, weak bones fractures, bone thinning?

Nothing fast: Calcium and vitamin d and weight bearing exercise can strengthen bones. However, these treatments take a long time to improve bone health. If you have significant osteoporosis, they likely will not work fast enough to prevent fractures. There is no natural treatment that can rapidly treat osteoporosis. Hormone therapy in postmenopausal women can help, but most don't consider this natural. ...Read more

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How much calcium to prevent bone thinning diseases?

How much calcium  to prevent bone thinning diseases?

Her it is: Children (4-8 years) 800 mg adults (51or older) 1200 mg teenagers (9-18 years) 1300 mg pregnant or nursing women 1200 mg adults (19-50) 1000 mg postmenopausal women 1200-1500 mg. ...Read more

Dr. Jeffrey Wint Dr. Wint
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Recovering from a Broken Bone (Checklist)

Exercise and stretch to improve range of motion, strength, endurance
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Avoid repeat injury or irritating soft tissues before they are ready
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Follow up with your doctor as scheduled. Don't miss appointments.
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What common drugs increase risk of bone thinning ?

Read below: Aluminum-containing antacids, antiseizure medicines such as Dilantin or phenobarbital aromatase inhibitors such as arimidex, Aromasin and femara, cancer chemotherapeutic drugs cyclosporine a and fk506 (tacrolimus).Gonadotropin releasing hormone such as Lupron (leuprolide) and zoladex, heparin, lithium, Medroxyprogesterone acetate for contraception (depo-provera), methotrexate aluminum-containing antacids, antiseizur. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Bone thinning?

What is the definition or description of: Bone thinning?

When U speak of-: -thinning, I assume U mean osteoporosis . It is a generalized loss of both cortical & trabecular structure loss. Causes R many. Genetic, smoking, drinking,& steroids just 2name a few. There R diseases that decrease calcium & V-B by malabsorption or plain old diet deficiency . Secondary 2 decreased wt bearing drying fracture car, esp LE's. There R other metabolic causes but @ 32 the 1'st 4appli 2 U ...Read more

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How much calcium to prevent bone thinning diseases?

Her it is: Children (4-8 years) 800 mg adults (51or older) 1200 mg teenagers (9-18 years) 1300 mg pregnant or nursing women 1200 mg adults (19-50) 1000 mg postmenopausal women 1200-1500 mg. ...Read more

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Are there any studies that have looked at whether the bone-thinning side-effect of most aeds is dose dependent?

Are there any studies that have looked at whether the bone-thinning side-effect of most aeds is dose dependent?

Yes : A few studies have shown a dose relationship, especially for Phenytoin and carbamazepine. We also know that aed's can cause bone disease at therapeutic doses. Adequate calcium and vitamin d supplementation, regular weight-bearing exercise, smoking cessation, and limiting alcohol intake are somethings you can do to help sop or slow the progression of bone disease. ...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