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Caffeine Bone Loss
Maybe excessively: Poor caffeine has been blamed for almost anything you can think of. So, excessive consumption (how much?) may be harmful for bone health. But, now some say that if you get sufficient calcium, it is not a problem. Eat well, exercise, live moderately - you'll be ok. ;-). ...Read more
Bone scintigraphy ( or radionuclide bone scan) is the study of bone metabolism obtained after intravenous injection of a weakly radioactive material ( usually 99mtc-mdp) which concentrates into the bones. The scan is usually obtained 3-4 hours after the injection of the radiotracer. According to the symptoms, the scan can be localized to one site or it can be a whole-body scan, ...Read more
Varies: Bone loss features can vary. People may be asymptomatic to painful if associated with bone fractures. Bone mineral density (bmd) testing looks at bone quantitative amount. It does not determine bone quality. The quantity and quality of bone determine strength. Bone loss may be prevented/treated by bisphosphonates, denosumab, impact exercise, calcium, vitamin d. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Many options: First, find out the cause of the bone loss so you are not just treating the symptom instead of the cause. If you have osteopenia, make sure you maintain proper nutrition, keep active, do weight bearing exercises daily, take adequate calcium + vit d supplement (1200-1500 mg, 2000 iu vit d). If you have osteoporosis, do all above and a fda approved osteoporosis after discussion with your md/do. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Yes: Estrogen promotes healthy bones. With menopause, estrogen levels fall. Many women experience a rapid loss of bone in the 1st 2 yrs after menopause. Estrogen therapy (et) starting at the time of menopause can slow down /prevent this bone loss. Starting et much later does not reverse osteoporosis. Promote bone health by taking ca, vit d, participate in weight bearing exercise, and don't smoke. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Severe: When a dentist refers to 50% periodontal bone loss, they are generally seeing an area where half of the bone that was originally supporting a tooth has been destroyed. Sometimes this bone loss is localized (affecting 1or 2 teeth), but often it is "generalized" meaning that a similar amount of bone has been lost around several or all the teeth in the mouth. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Yes: Adequate calcium and vitamin d intake are important. Numerous studies have shown that estrogen replacement therapy will significantly decrease bone mineral loss. For women who can not or will not take estrogen there are a number of effective medications specifically intended to decrease bone mineral loss. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Yes: At menopause your body stops producing estrogen. The decrease in estrogen is a factor in the development of osteoporosis. Bone loss can be controlled with medication, vit d, calcium, and exercise. You should discuss your risk factors with your pcp and he/she should be able to start appropriate treatment to try to minimize bone loss. ...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
DEXA and blood: The gold standard for osteoporosis is dexa scanning. Other options for evaluating severe osteoporosis are blood tests which can measure bone breakdown, as well as MRI scanning which can show thinning of the bones... But dexa is still the gold standard. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I was wondering is it possible to get 9 cavities, deep pockets, and bone loss within the matter of 5-7 months?
Since bc and ooph I have severe osteo and have put on 10 kilos, because I have no estrog. How can I lose this weight & not more bone loss?
Estrogen loss?: At your age, you should be on Estrogens to lessen risk for osteoporosis and cardiovascular disease prevention! but estrogen deprevation does not causes weight gain per se. It is likely to be caused by diet, lack of exercise, or other hormonal issues! but a better diet and more exercise is a cornerstone for weight loss, no matter the cause for weight gain! ...Read more
After seeing three periodontists, and being honest to them, they do not know the cause of my bone loss. At 39 y/o, how do I find the root cause?
Treat perio disease: Many variables, what was your dental status prior to going to three periodontists? Did you see your dentist on a prescribed basis? Were you told that periodontal disease is evident? Were you referred to a periodontist? Do you floss and brush properly? Are you diabetic, a smoker or suffer from any physical ailments? These and more are questions to be pondered- more important treat the problem now. ...Read more
Sometimes, none: Bone loss is assessed in post-menopausal women with a bone densiometry study. Estrogen tends to mitigate bone loss in pre-menopausal women. Many women with bone loss have no symptoms until a "spontaneous fracture" occurs with or without a fall. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Very difficult: You've asked a great question. In general, after age 21-25, the body only loses bone. Most of our osteoporosis medications inhibit additional loss of bone, but by inhibiting the resorption of bone, we also inhibit any new formation. A number of new medications have good initial results showing more bone formation, but they need more time to prove their value. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Bone resorption usually refers to bone mineral reduction because cellular components osteoclasts remove calcium from bones into blood. Bone resorption exceeds formation in older patients due to hormonal imbalance, lack of exercise, and possibly nutrition and vit. D deficiency. Hyperparathyroidism sometimes related to renal disease, chronic inflammation, disuse ...Read more
A dexa(dual-energy x-ray absorptiometry) measured the density of mineral/calcium in the bones, and is also known as bmd(bone mineral densitometry). It involves lying on an exam table while x-rays with 2 different wavelengths go through the hip and the spine region to measure the amount of calcium in the bones to determine if some has osteoporosis or a high risk for broken ...Read more