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What causes osteoporosis?

What 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 more

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Dr. Marvin Ott
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Osteoporosis (Definition)

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


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How can calcitriol deficiency cause osteoporosis?

How can calcitriol deficiency cause osteoporosis?

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 more

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What causes osteoporosis (thinning of bone)?

What causes osteoporosis (thinning of bone)?

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

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Can tamoxifen cause osteopenia or osteoporosis?

Can tamoxifen cause osteopenia or osteoporosis?

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 more

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Calcium causes or prevents bloating?

Calcium causes or prevents bloating?

Excess calcium : Can cause constipation and thus bloating. Make sure you are drinking plenty of caffeine free/alcohol free fluids to avoid the constipation effect of the calcium if you really need it or cut back on your calcium intake. ...Read more

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Can calcium pyruvate lead to hypercalcemia?

Can calcium pyruvate lead to hypercalcemia?

No: Any calcium product taken in large amounts can increase calcium levels in susceptible people. Pyruvate is the major component of calcium pyruvate. Large amounts of the supplement is likely to cause nausea instead of high calcium. ...Read more

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What vitamin or mineral deficiencies causes heart palpitations?

What vitamin or mineral deficiencies causes heart palpitations?

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

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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?

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 more

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Why PPI cause Osteoporosis?

Why PPI cause Osteoporosis?

Calcium: Medications like PPI decrease stomach acid secretion and that reduces calcium absorption. calcium absorption decrease with aging along with such medications may affect bone health. But there are studies that do not support this finding. ...Read more

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What causes blood calcium to be deposited in bones as calcium salts?

What causes blood calcium to be deposited in bones as calcium salts?

Calcium deposit: The saturation point is reached. go to https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/ and search for more details. ...Read more

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Calcium deficiency symptoms?

Calcium deficiency symptoms?

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

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Does calcium supplementation prevent postmenopausal bone loss?

Does calcium supplementation prevent postmenopausal bone loss?

No: But it will enhance bone remodeling, and if on bisphosphonate agent, it will potentiate it's effect as shown in a recent study. Concomitant vitamin d is recommended. Talk with your doctor. ...Read more

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Can Tums (calcium carbonate) cause high calcium level in blood test?

Can Tums (calcium carbonate) cause high calcium level in blood test?

Tums (calcium carbonate): Tums (calcium carbonate) can increase the calcium in your blood levels. When taken with meals, it acts as a binder of phosphorus and does not add as much to your blood. When taken without food, it increases calcium levels in your blood. ...Read more

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Remedy for calcium deficiency.

Remedy for calcium deficiency.

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

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Can calcium intake cause renal stones?

Can calcium intake cause renal stones?

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

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Which vitamin deficiency causes joint pain?

Which vitamin deficiency causes joint pain?

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 more

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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 more

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Dr. PHILIP WALLER
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Osteoporosis (Definition)

A condition in which bones ...Read more