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Cause Of Osteopenia
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
Not directly. ..: Osteopenia is a reduction in the mineral content of bone. Irritable Bowel Syndrome is probably caused by gut hypersensitivty. Increased gut transit time has been measured in people with IBS, however it is not clear whether this affects absorption of minerals needed for bone growth. More likely causes are dietary restriction, or the use of Proton Pump Inhibitors which can alter mineral absorption ...Read more
No: increases risk: Osteopenia means your bones have lost some of their mineral content, but probably not enough to greatly increase fracture risk. Osteoporosis is more severe mineral loss that does increase the likelihood of fractures. Neither causes pain unless you actually break a bone. (if you have either, be sure your vitamin d level is high enough. Your doctor can do a blood test. But don't overdo vitamin d.). ...Read more
Inadequate reserves: And increased loss. Deficiencies in calcium and phosphate and disturbed balance between them are frequently encountered, and may lead to significant impairment of bone deposition. Osteopenia of prematurity – also known as neonatal rickets, rickets of prematurity or neonatal metabolic bone disease – is a common and important concern in neonatology. ...Read more
Osteopenia=no pain: Thinning of the bone by itself--see pic--should not cause bone pain/aching. Thinning makes the bone more brittle and easier to break with trauma such as falling, hence the need to treat/prevent osteoporosis/osteopenia. So without it being broken, you should not have pain from osteopenia. If you are experiencing pain, please consult doc for eval. Good luck. ...Read more
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
Can osteopenia cause achy bone pain, like in the hips and lower back, I was recently diagnosed with this and been having this kind of pain for awhile?
Does osteopenia cause fractured bones in infants? My son was taken from me an they are accusing us of abuse when he has been diagnosed with this disea
Yes it could: .Osteopenia of prematurity – also known as neonatal rickets, rickets of prematurity or neonatal metabolic bone disease – is a common and important concern in neonatology, and effective management is hindered by difficulties in accurately assessing calcium and phosphate status and the ‘quality’ of bone deposition. The you see for infant have rickets. ...Read more
Yes.: That is the most common cause.Get a more detailed answer ›
I am seeing a bone spec on Thurs for osteopenia but was wondering why my Neuro would pound on my back w/ his fist? This caused much pain, and worry.
Percussion tendernes: Gently striking you with a closed fist is a check for " percussion tenderness". When done over the kidneys, a positive response suggests a problem with the kidneys. But it is not intended to create prolonged pain, and as such should be done gently. ...Read more
No: No it does not.Get a more detailed answer ›
Is Fosamax (alendronate) safe my, bone scan showed osteopenia the nurse called saying my dr wants me to start this, I turned 40 in oct also can this cause bone pain?
Bisphosphonates: Fosamax (alendronate) is a bisphosphonate, which helps increase bone mass by inhibiting osteoclasts (which are the cells that break down bone), but not osteoblasts (the cells that make bone). They are typically very well tolerated, but side effects can be GI upset and musculoskeletal pain. ...Read more
Is it true that calcium supplements cause heart attacks? And if so what do you recommend I do considering I have osteopenia? Regarding calcium.
Myth: Calcium supplements do not cause heart attacks, other wise we would all be dying from all the dairy products we as consumers eat in a day. Excessive calcium can cause changes in your cell function, tissue function etc. But this is usually associated with a disease process, trauma, fluid issues or a metabolic problem. ...Read more
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
CRPS after foot fx/ORIF. Bone not completely healed. Dr-osteopenia. Does CRPS cause this? What can I do? Could CRPS be reason bone hasn't healed?
Could hypochlordydia cause deficienty in v-d, b12, l protein, l platelet count, osteopenia, hypoalbuminemia and feeling like death warmed over?
Partial cause: Hypochlorhydria causes problems digesting protein, which could lead to low protein/albumin & difficulty absorbing minerals leading to osteopenia (low vit d causes this too). Won't cause low platelets or d but may cause imbalances of flora & could reduce B12 absorption. These problems can make you feel poorly but look for other causes like low thyroid, parasites (common with hypochlorhydria) etc. ...Read more
I have osteopenia taking calcium citrate vit d I have read that calcium supplements can cause hardening of arteries is it true?
Just not so: The claim that calcium supplements promote atherosclerosis was just made up. Atherosclerosis lesions may calcify; that is where any connection ends. You deserve better than to be troubled with internet scare stuff. If you are actually osteopenic at your age, the situation is very serious and I would urge you to continue educating yourself with reliable information. Your doctor is your guide. ...Read more
Have supraspin tendinitis, no obvious injury, hypermobile joints, osteopenia. Just had steroid injection mon. What would cause be? How do I prevent it
See below: The tendonitis was probably due to overuse. Hopefully the injection will help you soon. ...Read more