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Calcium Causes Osteoporosis
Genetic factors: At age 31 genetic factors and estrogen deficiency would be the most likely causes. Less commonly cortisone or other steroids, anorexia, immobilization, and a variety of drugs such as blockers of stomach acid secretion and antidepressive agents may cause bone loss. Long term vitamin d deficiency may also be a factor. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Currently it is better to think of osteoporosis as a condition where the bone is weakened, and can be managed or treated rather than cured. This is usually performed by dietary modifications, ingestion of supplemental calcium, vitamin d and a class of agents notice the bisphosphonates. These are usually delivered via oral or intramuscular injection on a weekly or monthly ...Read more
Calcitriol is VitD : Vitmin d makes calcium absorption possible from the GI tract. Lack of it causes uncalcified bone to grow which is very weak and causes osteomalacia, a metabolic bone disorder. In children the disorder is rickets; adults get weak bones. It is cured by taking vitamin d by mouth. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Many things: Osteoporosis can be the result of low calcium, low Vitamin D, decreased bone production, increased bone turnover, disuse of a limb due to injury or pain, or other medical conditions such as hypothyroidism or kidney disease. Therefore, it is important to have osteoporosis evaluated with a physical and blood work so that the correct treatment can occur and prevent fractures. ...Read more
No: Tamoxifen is a selective estrogen receptor modulator (serm) that is used to treat/prevent breast cancer. Evista (raloxifene) is also a serm and it is used to treat/prevent osteoporosis (it also reduces the risk of invasive breast cancer in at risk women). Tamoxifen does not cause osteopenia or osteoporosis. Tamoxifen has been shown to preserve bone. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Rare: It's very rare in this time and age for Vitamin and Mineral deficiency to get to the point which could affect heart unless there is some underline diseases exists. If you are eating a healthy well balanced diet including fruit and vegetable you shouldn't be worried about vitamin def. In the past Vitamin B1 was causing beriberi which was affecting the heart function. ...Read more
Low pth, serum calcium 10.9 intact calcium 5.8 osteoepenia (62 yrs). Slightly low vit d feeling great. Could there be any other cause besides cancer?
Yes: Unless you have been previously diagnosed with cancer- i wouldn't worry about it. Low PTH and low calcium are not typically signs of cancer unless caused by cancer related malnutrition - which is typically obvious. Most likely you just need more vit d (or sunlight) and calcium supplementation. An endocrinologist can help you. Also - malabsorption can cause this -for example post gastric bypass. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Calcium deposit: The saturation point is reached. go to https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/ and search for more details. ...Read more
See answer : Early-stage calcium deficiency may not cause any symptoms but may include: brittle nails, dry skin, yellowing of teeth, muscle cramps, excessive eye twitching, weakness, and sweating in cold weather. Later stage deficiency symptoms include: muscle spasms, numbness and tingling in the hands, feet, and face, memory loss, depression, hallucinations, poor appetite, and abnormal heart rhythm. ...Read more
Clarify?: Serum calcium may be low for any of several reasons; i'm assuming normal albumin. Hypoparathyroidism and its kin are uncommon but lower the level despite plenty of calcium on board. Vegetarians may and people on other restricted diets may become calcium deficient, and some folks may not be able to absorb it. The physician who diagnosed it can tell you more. Good luck. ...Read more
Indirect calcium los: -see previous answerosteomalacia.Get a more detailed answer ›
Not necessarily.: Kidney stone formers often have elevated levels of calcium in the urine and calcium lowering medications can help them. However, reducing calcium in the diet is not recommended and does not seem to prevent stones. Excessive intake may predispose to stones, but there is no evidence that it will cause them. If you have a prior history of stone, taking the regular usrda of calcium is recommended. ...Read more
Non-specific: Although inadequate nutrition can contribute to pain, there is not one vitamin deficiency that causes muscle pain. Vitamin d deficiency can increase overall pain. For some people gluten can increase pain. A diet high in sugar also can make you more sensitive to pain. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Who cares: Does not matter check k mg phos. ...Read more
My gynocologist told me that calcium for osteoporosis causes bone leisions and not to take it. Is this correct? I have severe osteoporosis.
No: The initial studies indicated that women after menopause who take calcium and vit d will have better bone density and fewer fractures than women who don't. However, more recent studies are indicating that taking calcium supplements may increase the risk of cardiovascular disease, but getting calcium through your diet does not. Therefore it is best to get 1500 mg of calcium daily through foods. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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