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Can osteoporosis or osteopenia cause severe joint pain?

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

Dr. Stratos Christianakis
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Can osteoporosis or osteopenia cause a compression fracture in the vertebrae?

Can osteoporosis or osteopenia cause a compression fracture in the vertebrae?

Yes: Osteopenia or osteoporosis can cause vertebral compression fractures, which can be spontaneous. Also, trauma can cause these fractures. ...Read more

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Can tamoxifen cause osteopenia or osteoporosis?

Can tamoxifen cause osteopenia or osteoporosis?

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

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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?

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?

See below: It has been said. That strontium can increase bone density test, but this may appear more impressive than it really is because strontium in bone can affect bone density interpretation. Radiologist needs to be informed if you are taking strontium. ...Read more

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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?

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

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Why are individuals who have severe physical disabilities (non weight bearing) more prone to osteoporosis or osteopenia?

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

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Are there natural methods to prevent and treat osteoporosis and osteopenia?

Are there natural methods to prevent and treat osteoporosis and osteopenia?

Osteoporosis: The best way to prevent osteoporosis is a healthy diet with plenty of calcium and weight bearing exercise, like walking. ...Read more

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What are ways to treat osteopenia and osteoporosis without using prescription drugs?

What are ways to treat osteopenia and osteoporosis without using prescription drugs?

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

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My grandmother and mother have osteopenia and maternal greatgrandmother had osteoporosis, so will i?

My grandmother and mother have osteopenia and maternal greatgrandmother had osteoporosis, so will i?

Possibly.: Osteoporosis is more likely to occur in offspring of a parent who has osteoporosis. This can be tested at age 34 with a bone density exam. The problem usually is detectable early if it is genetic in origin. ...Read more

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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?

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

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Osteopenia, osteoporosis or brittle bone disease--differences?

Osteopenia, osteoporosis or brittle bone disease--differences?

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

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Will osteopenia eventually develop into osteoporosis?

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

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What is the difference between osteopenia, osteoporosis?

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

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Can you tell me the difference between osteoporosis and osteopenia?

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

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Does osteopenia always lead to osteoporosis? Please, need some answers?

Nope: Hi. No, osteopenia is a RISK for osteoporosis, not a GUARANTEE of osteoporosis. Treatment to preserve bone health can prevent progression to osteoporosis. Adequate calcium & vitamin D help, but alone are generally not adequate to prevent progression to osteoporosis. ...Read more

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Does osteopenia eventually progress to osteoporosis, or are they one in the same?

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

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What's the difference between osteopenia, osteoporosis, and osteomalasia?

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

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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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What are alternative ways to treat osteopenia (or osteoporosis) without using prescription drugs?

Osteoporosis: The best way to treat with over the counter medications is with vitamin d supplementation as well as with calcium. Typical diets do not contain enough of these. Also, your skin helps to convert vitamin d into the usable form for your body so be sure to get outside. ...Read more

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Any treatment besides calcium for osteopenia or do you need to wait till osteoporosis?

"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

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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?

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

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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?

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

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How to keep Osteopenia from turning into Osteoporosis when your so close?

How to keep Osteopenia from turning into Osteoporosis when your so close?

Osteopenia: Can progress into Osteoporosis. Resistance exercise, healthy diet including adequate calcuim and vitamin D, Avoiding predisposing medications and following your doctor to access your risk ...Read more

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What is the difference between osteopenia and osteoporosis? What effect does nutrients like calcium and vitamin d have on these conditions?

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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