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Dr. John Goldman Dr. Goldman
Internal Medicine - Rheumatology
51 years in practice
University of Cincinnati College of Medicine
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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.

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Dr. Bernard Bach Jr Dr. Bach Jr
Orthopedic Surgery
38 years in practice
University of Cincinnati College of Medicine
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Dr. Angus Worthing Dr. Worthing
Internal Medicine
14 years in practice
University of Minnesota Medical School
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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.

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Dr. Joel Pranikoff Dr. Pranikoff
Obstetrics & Gynecology
30 years in practice
University of Cincinnati College of Medicine
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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.

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Dr. Anna Flor Salcedo Dr. Salcedo
Internal Medicine
19 years in practice
University of Santo Tomas Faculty of Medicine and Surgery
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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.

Dr. Derrick Lonsdale Dr. Lonsdale
Preventive Medicine
69 years in practice
University of London, St Bartholomew's Hospital Medical College
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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.

Dr. Ronald Oberman Dr. Oberman
Podiatry
27 years in practice
New York College of Podiatric Medicine
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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.

Dr. Frederick Singer Dr. Singer
Internal Medicine - Endocrinology
54 years in practice
UC San Francisco School of Medicine
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Dr. Daniel Hampton Dr. Hampton
Orthopedic Surgery
11 years in practice
Georgetown University School of Medicine
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Dr. Chad Boomershine Dr. Boomershine
Internal Medicine - Rheumatology
15 years in practice
The Ohio State University College of Medicine
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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.

Dr. Frederick Singer Dr. Singer
Internal Medicine - Endocrinology
54 years in practice
UC San Francisco School of Medicine
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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.

Dr. Michael Gabor Dr. Gabor
Diagnostic Radiology
29 years in practice
University of Connecticut School of Medicine
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Dr. Milton Alvis Jr Dr. Alvis Jr
Preventive Medicine
37 years in practice
The Dental School at The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio
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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.

Dr. William A Biermann Dr. Biermann
Internal Medicine - Oncology
42 years in practice
Jefferson Medical College of Thomas Jefferson University
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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.

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Dr. William Banks Hinshaw Dr. Hinshaw
Obstetrics & Gynecology
39 years in practice
Albany Medical College
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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!

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Dr. PHILIP WALLER Dr. WALLER
Internal Medicine - Rheumatology
29 years in practice
Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine
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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.

Dr. Susan Wingo Dr. Wingo
Internal Medicine - Endocrinology
29 years in practice
Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences F. Edward Hebert School of Medicine
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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.

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Dr. Thomas Knecht Dr. Knecht
Internal Medicine - Endocrinology
27 years in practice
UC San Diego School of Medicine
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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.

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Dr. Melissa Young Dr. Young
Internal Medicine - Endocrinology
5 years in practice
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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.

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