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Can anyone get osteoporosis?

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 more

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Dr. PHILIP WALLER
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Osteoporosis (Definition)

A condition in which bones ...Read more


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Can men get osteoporosis?

Can men get osteoporosis?

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 more

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How young can you get hyperparathyroidism?

How young can you get hyperparathyroidism?

Any age: Rarely, babies are born with this condition or predisposed to this condition for different reasons. ...Read more

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How can I get osteoporosis earlier?

How can I get osteoporosis earlier?

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 more

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Can anyone get epilepsy?

Can anyone get epilepsy?

Yes: Epilepsy is a clinical condition of risk for seizures. It is common and usually easy to manage. There is no reason to fear the diagnosis. You need to appreciate the special skills that neurologists need to properly manage patients with epilepsy. We expect our patients to lead normal lives. ...Read more

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Can anyone get sepsis?

Can anyone get sepsis?

Yes: If you encounter a virulent enough pathogen and have an immune system, you can get septic. ...Read more

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Can anyone get braces?

Can anyone get braces?

Braces: There can be some limitations to who can get braces but most people who want a better smile. The limitations are based on health of the gums and bone as well as some types of medications. ...Read more

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How can I prevent osteoporosis?

See below: No smoking, no caffeine, regular weight bearing exercise, and a deit of foods rich in calcium and vitamin d. ...Read more

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How can I prevent osteoporosis?

How can I prevent osteoporosis?

Not always possible: Hi. Assuming no diseases that cause bone loss, you can help prevent osteoporosis with adequate calcium and vitamin D intake, healthy diet, weight-bearing exercise, and no smoking. There are drugs that can be used to help prevent osteoporosis in the setting of osteopenia, including bisphosphonates, the SERM raloxifene (in women), and estrogen use (in women). As a 25 yo man, your risk is very low. ...Read more

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Can anyone tell me how much you can get for donating serm?

Can anyone tell me how much you can get for donating serm?

Variable: Sperm banks pay variable amounts from about $50-$150. However, most men do not qualify to become sperm donors. Sperm banks are very sophisticated about choosing men who fit a profile that will be desired by infertile women/couples. Additionally, the man must pass medical screening which includes history of self and family, infectious diseases and genetics. Not a simple process. ...Read more

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How can you prevent osteosarcoma?

How can you prevent osteosarcoma?

You usually can't: Osteosarcoma is a very rare cancer. Of 300 million people in the us, there are about 800 cases a year. Usually it occurs randomly, but rare cases are due to genetic disorders, preexisting benign conditions (paget's etc.) or radiation. Other than avoiding radiation, there is not much you can do. That being said, the chances of getting osteosarcoma in the first place are very low. ...Read more

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Can you please tell me how osteopenia, osteoporosis, and osteomalasia differ?

Can you please tell me how osteopenia, osteoporosis, and osteomalasia differ?

All similar : Osteopenia is a little bit of osteoporosis both mean weak bone usually due to too much bone resorption / osteomalacia is weak bone like rickets due to very low vit d levels. ...Read more

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Why do people get bone cancer and how can it be prevented?

Why do people get bone cancer and how can it be prevented?

Unknown: We dont know why people get cancer in the bone. Secondary cancer from other primary cancer spreading to the bone is more common that cancer that originates from the bone. We don't know how to prevent primary bone cancer. But what you can do is to have a healthy lifestyle and habits (dont smoke/drink alcohol)update your cancer screening tests recommended-i.e. Papsmear, mammogram, colonoscopy etc. ...Read more

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How can I get someone to get treated for bipolar disease?

How can I get someone to get treated for bipolar disease?

Encouragement: You can't force anyone into treatment unless they are a danger to themselves or others. It is best to encourage them to get treatment. www.nami.org is a good support organization for mental illness. They have groups in about every state. Perhaps going to a meeting together and getting more education and treatment options may help. ...Read more

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How can you prevent dowagers hump?

How can you prevent dowagers hump?

See an orthopedist: If spinal xrays show early signs of kyphosis then one might benefit from using a posture corrector. It is also wise to rule out evidence of osteoporosis, vertebral fractures, or arthritic diseases. ...Read more

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Can you tell me how i can prevent obesity in genes?

Can you tell me how i can prevent obesity in genes?

Obesity & Genetics.: If you're genetically prone to obesity, you're kinda stuck. You can't change your genetic makeup, but you can minimize its impact through eating properly, exercising regularly, and never smoking. Keep your weight down and don't take being slim for granted, as being lax will let your weight creep right up again. ...Read more

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How young can someone be to get sciatica pain?

How young can someone be to get sciatica pain?

Any age: True sciatica comes from the inflammation of the nerves in the lumbar spine that create pain going down the leg. If you just have back pain going into the buttock region (not sciatica), that can be si (sacroiliac) joint dysfunction/mechanical low back pain. Any strain of the muscles, tendons or ligaments of the low back can cause regional pain. Ice/heat, stretching, otc Ibuprofen help. ...Read more

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How can someone get achondroplasia.?

How can someone get achondroplasia.?

Achondroplasia: This is a genetic condition and can not be acquired. One is born with achondroplasia. ...Read more

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How can you combat bone osteoporosis?

How can you combat bone osteoporosis?

Multifactorial: Weight bearing, vit d, vit c, calcium, evaluating your trace minerals and vitamins hormone replacement, bisphosphonates (controversy). See an endocrinologist. ...Read more

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How can I get osteoporosis in order to lose height?

Why?: Osteoporosis can be a severely debilitating disease, why would you want to get it? Please rephrase the question-i'm not understanding it. ...Read more