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Can Arimidex Be Used To Help Stop The Bone Plates To Fuse To Early
Experimental: Only studied in pubertal boys for short periods of time. Side effects may include: very elevated testosterone levels, vertebral bone deformities and infertility. As no long term safety studies exist, and the outcome for stature improvement is controversial between some studies with small number of subjects, using aromatase inhibitors is considered experimental by the pediatric endocrine society. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Very premature is a condition in which a baby is delivered between 28 and 31 weeks' gestation. Depending on how premature, how sick, and how lucky or unlucky a baby is, he can get brain problems, cerebral palsy, blindness, deafness, developmental problems, learning disabilities, severe lung diseases, infection and loss of some intestines, etc... Babies who are only moderately premature usually ...Read more
Need help in reducing e2 (oestradiol). Need some advice in dosing aromatase inhibitors. Tried arimidex as well as aromasin but got bone mineral loss..
Go see your doctor: Presumably you're taking Arimidex (anastrozole) to control your Estradiol to treat gynecomastia (rather than trying to jack up your testosterone). Loss of bone mineral density is a known consequence of excessively lowering one's estradiol. I'm not clear what kind of trouble you're having w/your dosing since you didn't mention your regimen. Regardless, you need to address your concern w/your doctor. ...Read more
Is it normal to see a drop in bone density from -2.4 to -3.7 (z score -2.6) in two years after ooph and arimidex and not to be given treatment?
No: I would definitely recommend treatment (probably a bisphosphonate, unless there are contraindications). Some doctors would have started treatment two years ago knowing that you already had osteopenia and were going to start an aromatase inhibitor. I suggest that you see your endocrinologist. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
During the first year after oopherectomy and taking arimidex, what amount of bone loss can I expect if not on any treatment to prevent loss?
Is it normal procedure for a dr to monitor bone loss after oopherectomy and arimidex of a bc patient, and how would they do this?
Yes: This would be done by doing a dexa scan. ...Read more
Should drs give a baseline DEXA at the start of taking arimidex for breast cancer to monitor bone loss?
Yes: If there has not been a dexa done in the last 2 years, it is not a bad idea. ...Read more
Nasal surgery: For instance if you nose is something that bothers you the noes can be adjusted to make it more narrow. ...Read more
Arimidex, generic anisastrozole, is an aromatase inhibitor used to decrease the conversion of circulating testosterone to estrogen, and estradiol. My knowledge is limited to male patients, but i believe this medication is also used in female patients with certain types of cancers. Increasing estrogen levels can be a problem in testosterone replacement therapy, ...Read more
Bone is a living growing tissue made mostly of collagen (protein that provides soft framework) & the mineral calcium phosphate that adds strength & hardens the framework. Two types of bone are found in the body; cortical (dense compact outer layer) & trabecular (makes up inner layer, ...Read more
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