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Can I stop bone density loss if it is caused by prescribed medication?

Can I stop bone density loss if it is caused by prescribed medication?

Two choices: Depending on the medication used and duration of therapy, you can minimize such risk by optimizing your vitamin d and calcium intake. Obviously, the best choice will be to eliminate the offending agent or to use the lowest dose possible (such as in steroid use). If you happen to sustain fractures, then you will need an endocrine evaluation for further guidance. ...Read more

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Bone (Definition)

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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Can I stop bone density loss if it is caused by my prescription medications?

Can I stop bone density loss if it is caused by my prescription medications?

Depends: It depends on your age, menstrual status, medication history, underlying physical condition, dietary intake of protein, calcium, magnesium, phosphorus, vitamin d (building blocks of bone). Talk to your doc re: your meds and what can be done to compensate, or overcome the losses. ...Read more

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I took omeprazole for 3 years , if it had effected bone density, will this return to normal upon stopping the medication?Or is that bone loss longterm

I took omeprazole for 3 years , if it had effected bone density, will this return to normal upon stopping the medication?Or is that bone loss longterm

??: There is some data that all meds to reduce stomach acid (h2 antagonists and ppi's which is what Omeprazole is not with Tums (calcium carbonate) ) have an increased risk of fracture perhaps this is due to decreased magnesium also a risk with almost all anti seizure meds like Gabapentin please discuss with your doctor and take some vit d (vitamindcouncil.Org). ...Read more

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Should i take the new medication forteo? I have been taking actonel, (risedronate) my last bone density test showed i had 10 percent bone loss. I am afraid to take the drug because of the side effects. Is there something else i can take?

Should i take the new medication forteo? I have been taking actonel, (risedronate) my last bone density test showed i had 10 percent bone loss.
I am afraid to take the drug because of the side effects. Is there something else i can
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Actonel (risedronate) : Actonel (risedronate) and Forteo are in a class of drugs called bisphonates. These drugs are very valuable in preventing fractures of bone due to progressive loss of bone density called osteoporosis. Yes the drugs have been associated with several significant side effects, but like any drug you need to weigh the benefits against these side effects. Spinal, hip and long bone fractures can have serious life altering effects on ones life, more serious than the side effects, so if you are at risk of fracture, which your bone scan indicates, then use of these drugs are justified. This is a conversation you need to be having with your physician since they know you better than anyone on this board can. They can review the risks and benefits to help you make a decision. ...Read more

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What diseases and or disorders would cause extreme bone density loss at 28 yrs old?

What diseases and or disorders would cause extreme bone density loss at 28 yrs old?

Many: Hi. Many disorders cause poor bone health, including cortisol overproduction (Cushing's), vitamin D deficiency (osteomalacia), disorders of calcium and/or phosphate metabolism, chronic kidney disease, GI malabsorption, genetic diseases of bone proteins (e.g., osteogenesis imperfecta); medicines such as prednisone, used in many conditions, is bad for bone, as are phenytoin and carbamazepine. ...Read more

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Can missing one molar cause serious bone density loss?

Can missing one molar cause serious bone density loss?

It is possible: because the bone structure underlying the span of missing teeth will undergo deterioration with time. Ask your dentist if implant is an option for you. ...Read more

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My bone density test shows that my hip bones have some bone loss. What could be the cause of it?

My bone density test shows that my hip bones have some bone loss. What could be the cause of it?

There are: many possible reasons for decreased bone density: hereditary, poor health/frailty, smoking, low body wieght, estrogen deficiency states, alcoholism, nutritional deficiencies, certain medications, renal failure, other hormone abnormalities. ...Read more

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2 distal femur stress fx in 7 months. Ortho dx. Docs at a loss for causes. Any ideas? Bone density normal. Normal labs except vit. D

2 distal femur stress fx in 7 months. Ortho dx. Docs at a loss for causes. Any ideas? Bone density normal. Normal labs except vit. D

Any ovary issue?: Although it's uncommon to have menopause at your current age, have you had any ovarian surgery? Low vitamin d can decrease the amount of calcium being absorbed. It is the building block for bones. How low is your vitamin d level? ...Read more

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Had bone density test that's normal ..but have 4 compression fractures in spine..50% height loss..2 hat would cause this..vit d is a bit low?

Had bone density test that's normal ..but have 4 compression fractures in spine..50% height loss..2 hat would cause this..vit d is a bit low?

Fractures: Normal bone density with four vertebral fractures does not make sense. The bone is my specialty. Hopefully you have had the proper tests done and treatment started. If not you must do so immediately. There some women, about 15 over the last few years while pregnant or 6 months after birth who also have unexpected fractures. See an endocrinologist and orthopedist. ...Read more

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Bone Density (Definition)

Bone density (or bone mineral density) is a medical term normally referring to the amount of mineral matter per square centimeter of bones. Bone density (or bmd) is used in clinical medicine as an indirect indicator of ...Read more