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Can Low Ft3 Thyroid Levels Cause Bone Loss
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
Yes : They can be, get your d levels up and see what happens. Ideal levels are between 50 and 70. ...Read more
No: I do not think so. See your md. ...Read more
I ve low testosterone , but normal periods, i heard that can cause bone loss, how much calcium and vit d per day I should take, ? I am 38 yr old femal
Relax: You're supposed to have relatively low testosterone, after all, you're a female. If you're having normal menses, you're protected against significant bone loss until menopause. However, if you're caucasian or asian or have chronic illness (liver, kidney, rheumatoid arthritis, etc) or take anti seizure meds, steroids or the like you're more prone. Exercise, take calcium (diet) and vitamin d. ...Read more
Bone loss: There are a number of medical conditions and medications that can cause bone loss. That said, it is uncommon in a 37 year old woman unless there is a medical condition or a medication that is causing this. Have you had a bone density test and if so what did it show? If you have not had a test but think it necessary please discuss with your doctor. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes: Estrogen promotes healthy bones. With menopause, estrogen levels fall. Many women experience a rapid loss of bone in the 1st 2 yrs after menopause. Estrogen therapy (et) starting at the time of menopause can slow down /prevent this bone loss. Starting et much later does not reverse osteoporosis. Promote bone health by taking ca, vit d, participate in weight bearing exercise, and don't smoke. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes: At menopause your body stops producing estrogen. The decrease in estrogen is a factor in the development of osteoporosis. Bone loss can be controlled with medication, vit d, calcium, and exercise. You should discuss your risk factors with your pcp and he/she should be able to start appropriate treatment to try to minimize bone loss. ...Read more
Yes: A thorough clinical dental examination with the appropriate x-rays is the first step. Depending on the severity of the periodontal problem, whether it is a generalized problem affecting multiple teeth or an isolated problem such as one tooth will determine what treatment can be offered. Treatment can range from maintaining the present bone level to more complicated procedures such as grafts. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
After seeing three periodontists, and being honest to them, they do not know the cause of my bone loss. At 39 y/o, how do I find the root cause?
Treat perio disease: Many variables, what was your dental status prior to going to three periodontists? Did you see your dentist on a prescribed basis? Were you told that periodontal disease is evident? Were you referred to a periodontist? Do you floss and brush properly? Are you diabetic, a smoker or suffer from any physical ailments? These and more are questions to be pondered- more important treat the problem now. ...Read more
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