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Can Osteoporosis Or Osteopenia Cause Severe Joint Pain
No: The risk of osteoporosis is fracture. There is loss of bone density, impairment of bone integrity and strength. Loss of structural support and thus risk of fracture. People with both osteoporosis and osteopenia can fracture, but those with osteoporosis have a great risk since their bones are weaker. The joint pain would occur depending on the location of the fracture in a joint. ...Read more
My family having history of osteoporosis, knee pain, back pain, Joint pain I'm 28years and I worried I get bone pain when getting older how to prevent?!
Prevention.: Keep your weight down, good posture, and stay fit with a comprehensive stretching and strengthening program for the rest of your life. ...Read more
Yes.: That is the most common cause.Get a more detailed answer ›
No: Tamoxifen is a selective estrogen receptor modulator (serm) that is used to treat/prevent breast cancer. Evista (raloxifene) is also a serm and it is used to treat/prevent osteoporosis (it also reduces the risk of invasive breast cancer in at risk women). Tamoxifen does not cause osteopenia or osteoporosis. Tamoxifen has been shown to preserve bone. ...Read more
Is it really possible to go from t-3.7 severe osteoporosis score to t-2.3 osteopenia in the spine in 7 months by taking strontium ranelate?
My dad is 58 yr old his vit d is 8.5, dexascan show osteoporosis in left hip area nd osteopenia in rt arm. Alongwith sacroililits lthip cause, medicine?
No wonder: The vitamin d3 level should be between 60 and 80 and as a supplement should be taken with a well rounded multivitamin and vitamin k. He may need as much as 50, 000 units d3 weekly. Vitamin d is really a hormone that is made in the skin by the action of sunlight and is thought to be the commonest "vitamin" deficiency in the northern hemisphere. ...Read more
Why are individuals who have severe physical disabilities (non weight bearing) more prone to osteoporosis or osteopenia?
If don't use it. ...: Lack of force applied to bone over time causes loss of mass and strength: simular to muscle. ...Read more
Is it possible for osteoporosis or osteopenia to cause a compression fracture in the spinal vertebrae?
Exercise and vit D: Weight-bearing exercises will help strengthen your bones. Calcium and vitamin d supplements also help-i recommend a blood test for vitamin d (25 hydroxy vitamin d), it should be 30 or higher. Some people need much more vitamin d than what is recommended to get their level up to 30. You can use the frax calculator to determine your fracture risk: http://www. Shef. Ac.Uk/frax/tool. Jsp? Country=9. ...Read more
My grandmother and mother have osteopenia and maternal greatgrandmother had osteoporosis, so will i?
I am interested in doing laser lipolysis treatments but I have osteopenia which is on the border to osteoporosis. Is it safe to have laser lypolysis?
Marketing of Easy: Laser is light ; a way to apply heat to kill cells in more superficial tissues. Marketed as sculpting for significant cost, effectiveness ; safety vary. Osteopenia unlikely to be affected, but check vitamin d3 ; ↑ concentrations into 70 to 80 range because very important for ca+2 absorption ; getting to osteoblast cells to build hydroxyapatite to ↑ bone density ; strength. ...Read more
Genetic or not:
Brittle bone disease is an inherited disorder of bone that is called osteogenesis imperfecta.
Osteopenia and osteoporosis are disease of the bone where there is decrease density of the bone. This is associated with age, hormonal change, medications, smoking and other issues. Basically the bone cells are out of balance and take away more bone than they replace. ...Read more
Not necessarily: "osteopenia" is not a disease. It's a level of bone mineral density (bmd) that was literally invented due to being near but not as low as the osteoporosis bmd selected by the who in the 1990s. The fact is that some people with the "osteopenia" level bmd have more risk of fracture than others who meet the "osteoporosis" definition. Please, ask your doctor for a clinical risk frax analysis! ...Read more
Less bone loss: Osteopenia is the term we give to the amount of bone loss that occurs in a patient with t scores between -1 and -2.5 based on the world health organization's criteria for measuring bone loss. The more negative the t score, the more bone loss has occurred. If a T-score is between 0 and -1, this bone density would still be considered normal. I hope that helped answer your qquestion. ...Read more
Severity: Both osteopenia and osteoporosis indicate there is too little calcium in the bone. Osteoporosis is more severe, and suggests a higher risk for future fractures (broken bones), compared to osteopenia, or normal bone. Depending on other risk factors, medical treatment is usually recommended for osteoporosis, and sometimes advised for osteopenia. ...Read more
Bone density: Osteopenia and osteoporosis are diagnosis made by comparing your bone density to that of a young healthy adult. Osteoporosis is worse than osteopenia, and with time and lack of treatment osteopenia can worsen, but it doesn't necessarily have to. Weight bearing exercise, adequate calcium and vitamin d intake, and smoking cessation can help protect your bones. ...Read more
Degree of bone loss: Osteopenia is a mild to moderate degree of bone loss. Osteoporosis is a severe degree of bone loss. Osteomalacia results from poorly mineralized bone and would show a low density on testing even if there was a normal amount of bone. Diagnosis of osteomalacia is made by blood tests and, if necessary, by evaluating a small amount of bone taken from the pelvis. ...Read more
What are alternative ways to treat osteopenia (or osteoporosis) without using prescription drugs?
"FRAX" score helps: Agree with dr. Cabry. Calcium, vitamin d, and also weight bearing exercise are helpful to prevent osteoporosis. Ask your doctor for your frax score (based on demographic information and your DEXA scan results) to see if your risk of fracture is high enough to suggests prescription drugs. ...Read more
Is it possible to prevent Osteopenia getting any worse and developing into Osteoporosis? I heard exercise helps. I am only 56 and had a bone density
Yes: Exercise does help especially weight bearing exercises with an instructor. Good luck ...Read more
I have parathyroid&osteopenia, my dr said "there's no surgery now we currently just watch it" (Ca:10mg/dl) how can I avoid myself from osteoporosis?
The details you mention seem to be missing something.
Calcium at 10 mg is OK.
At age 38, there is no apparent reason to think you have osteoporosis.
Surgery is not an issue - please have your doctor tell you all the information and explain if abnormal values (unlikely) suggest something is wrong. ...Read more
I made osteoporosis scanning and I appeared to be having osteopenia knowing that pth:84 & Ca:10.1 & there is no adenoma in parathyroid. What can I do?
Parathyroid: 38 F from Lebanon has bone scan with osteoporosis and PTH OF 84 Ca 10.1 no parathyroid adenoma. what can I do? 1. Always include normal range for lab values as they may differ by country. Adenomas can be very small or outside of thyroid. You need to see and endocrinologist. We have good ones here. Such as Dr Katz. Would ask for second opinion. ...Read more
What is the difference between osteopenia and osteoporosis? What effect does nutrients like calcium and vitamin d have on these conditions?
Matter of degree: Osteopenia can simply refer to loss of bone substance (density) on x-rays. It can also mean bone loss not severe enough to be called osteoporosis. Osteoporosis is density more than 2.5 standard deviations less than normal young people (t score less than -2.5). Osteopenia is T-score of -1.0 to -2.5. Calcium and vitamin d can help, but check with specialist. Other conditions can mimic osteoporosis. ...Read more
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