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Can Anyone Get Osteoporosis
Yes anyone can, but-: Everyone will start losing bone density usually after their 20's. However, not everyone will get osteoporosis (bone loss to the point of being at higher risk for hip or back factures.) how quickly you lose it will depend on gender, family history, race, medications taken (especially corticosteroids), weight bearing exercises performed in the past and performing now, etc. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
What kind of exercise can I do if I have osteoporosis? What are the best, safest ways to get physical exercise with osteoporosis?
Yes, but why?: Osteoporosis in men can occur from several reasons. Each needs to be\excluded: 1.Low testosterone. 3. Inadequate vit d intake. 4. Inadequate calcium intake.5. Taking certain drugs, like corticosteroids. 6. Sedentary life-style. 7. Renal tubular acidosis. 8. Chronic inadequate human growth hormone secretion. There are others, but you need to find out why, as well as treat! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Several: Several factors increase your risk for osteoporosis and subsequent fracture at an early age: premature menopause, certain medications (pronged steroids, excessive thyroid supplementation, aromatase inhibitors), certain medical conditions (hyperparathyroidism, celiac sprue, rheumatoid arthritis), excessive alcohol use, smoking, eating disorders, and physical inactivity. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
YES!: Yes, men can get osteoporosis. Men at increased risk are those who have been treated with certain medicines including steroids (prednisone) or medicines to treat prostate problems or cancer. Thin men or men with a family history are also at risk. Men can have the same testing as women to determine if they have osteoporosis, it is a simple xray test called a bone density or dexa scan. Get tested! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Brittle bones: Osteoporosis is a loss of the density of mineralization of your bones, making them more brittle. Your bones break more easily as a result. People have it many years before they can get hunchbacked. Once they have gotten a hunchback deformity, they usually have multiple compression fractures of their spine. Also, not all people with osteoporosis get a hunchback. Many get hip or wrist fractures. ...Read more
When a bone breaks: Unfortunately, osteoporosis does not have symptoms until you have an "insufficiency fracture." this can be a broken hip or wrist from a simple fall, or can be a compression fracture of the spine. Any of these would be associated with significant pain and disability - certainly serious symptoms. You should discuss medical treatment of osteoporosis with your doctor to prevent these fractures. ...Read more
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