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Cause Of Osteopenia
Many things: Osteoporosis can be the result of low calcium, low Vitamin D, decreased bone production, increased bone turnover, disuse of a limb due to injury or pain, or other medical conditions such as hypothyroidism or kidney disease. Therefore, it is important to have osteoporosis evaluated with a physical and blood work so that the correct treatment can occur and prevent fractures. ...Read more
Risk factors for osteoporosis include but not limited to.
Age. Smoking history. Excessive alcohol intake. Family history of osteoporosis. Use of corticosteroids on prolonged basis. Use of certain hormonal treatments for prostate cancer. Medical disorders calling malabsorption. Calcium and vitamin D deficiency ...Read more
OP mortality: 859000 medicare patients at least 65 included in this review. 4 year survival after fracture 50% without surgery (kyphoplasty or vetebroplasty). With surgery, 24-44% lower mortality over 4 years. Secondary causes of death more likely. Only 28% in one study died as a direct result of fracture. Lung, stroke, etc more likely. Journal of bone and mineral research, vol. 26, no. 7, july 2011. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Read below: Aluminum-containing antacids, antiseizure medicines such as Dilantin or phenobarbital aromatase inhibitors such as arimidex, Aromasin and femara, cancer chemotherapeutic drugs cyclosporine a and fk506 (tacrolimus).Gonadotropin releasing hormone such as Lupron (leuprolide) and zoladex, heparin, lithium, Medroxyprogesterone acetate for contraception (depo-provera), methotrexate aluminum-containing antacids, antiseizur. ...Read more
Yes, but: It is rare that B12 deficiency will cause only depression, and nothing else. There is a long list of symptoms that go with B12 deficiency (anemia, fatigue, bleeding gum, for example). But, it is certainly possible. So the best thing to do is to get blood level of B12 checked. Read more here: http://www.Nlm.Nih.Gov/medlineplus/ency/article/000574.Htm. ...Read more
Causes of Hypercal: Causes are divided into outpatients and in patients. In Outpatients the most common cause is Hyperparathyroidism. In inpatients, the most common cause is metastatic cancer to the bones. There are other causes such as medication, vitamin d overdose, etc. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Let me help: The dull, aching pain associated with osteomalacia most commonly affects the lower back, pelvis, hips, legs and ribs. The pain may be worse at night, or when you're putting weight on affected bones. Bone fractures that happen without a real injury. muscle weakness, widespread bone pain, especially in the hips. ...Read more
See answer below: Absolutely. The spectrum of MS symptoms is wide and anything can be seen with MS depending on where CNS lesions are located. On occasions, someone may lose function in their hands from MS whether it be secondary to weakness, loss of proprioception or simply from loss of sensation. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
YES!!!: Depression can be a complex problem with many possible causes. Vitamin d deficiency (present during winter months in virtually everyone who does not take high doses of d) commonly causes depression. Deficiency of b12, folate & other b's can cause too. Deficiencies of the Amino Acid tryptophan causes low serotonin; low phenylalanine & tyrosine causes low dopamine. See a holistic doc for assessment! ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Weakened bones can -: Very easily fracture due to the osteoporosis. Minimal amount of force, like a fall from sitting or standing position will cause a bone to break in patients with osteoporosis. The elderly thus fracture their wrists, shoulders, hips, knee bones or ankles, either alone or in combination. Generally the bones are fairly strong and do not fracture easily from such falls. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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