Top
20
Doctor insights on: Causes Of Postmenopausal Osteoporosis

Share
1

1
What causes osteoporosis (thinning of bone)?

What causes osteoporosis (thinning of bone)?

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

Dr. PHILIP WALLER
1,580 doctors shared insights

Osteoporosis (Definition)

A condition in which bones ...Read more


3

3
What causes osteoporosis?

What causes osteoporosis?

Genetic factors: At age 31 genetic factors and estrogen deficiency would be the most likely causes. Less commonly cortisone or other steroids, anorexia, immobilization, and a variety of drugs such as blockers of stomach acid secretion and antidepressive agents may cause bone loss. Long term vitamin d deficiency may also be a factor. ...Read more

See 3 more doctor answers
5

5
Causes of vaginal bleeding in menopausal women ?

Causes of vaginal bleeding in menopausal women
?

Many possibilities: Many postmenopausal women will have minor break through bleeding, but if it continues or worsens, you need to see your gyn. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
6

6
What are the other causes of post menopausal bleeding in women?

What are the other causes of post menopausal bleeding in women?

Bleed: Post menopausal bleleding is always a concern and necessitates pelvic exam. May be cervical or uterine cancer, first concern. Other causes bleeding may not be cancer but don't take chance. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
8

8
What are the causes of cervical osteoarthritis at a young age? Can vitamin D deficiency cause it?

What are the causes of cervical osteoarthritis at a young age? Can vitamin D deficiency cause it?

Cervical spine: That is an excellent question. Spine surgeons will tell you that our cervical spine starts to show degenerative changes around your 20s. Usually changes in intervertebral disc height are first. In the cervical spine, osteophyte formation can cause nerve impingement and radiculopathy. A doctor needs to consider disc disease and other spinal disorders such as spondylolisthesis etc for cervical pain. ...Read more

9

9
Likely causes of cervical cancer in women?

Likely causes of cervical cancer in women?

HPV: Almost all causes of cervical cancer are attributed to abnormal changes of the uterine cervix from previous exposure to certain strains of HPV (human papillomavirus) obtained through prior sexual contact. It's believed to take many years to develop after initial exposure and so regular gyn check-ups and pap smears are recommended. Recently, a vaccine for younger women (under 26) is recommended. ...Read more

10

10
What are common causes of post menopausal bleeding along with an endometrial stripe of 15.2.

What are common causes of post menopausal bleeding along with an endometrial stripe of 15.2.

When ever there: Is postmenopausal bleeding , it has to be taken seriously and your obgyn should be on board . There is a need for tissue diagnosis ( endometrial biopsy ) to exclude endometrial malignancy . By the way , the investigation should also include the vagina and the cervix as well. ...Read more

11

11
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

See 1 more doctor answer
12

12
What common drugs increase risk of bone thinning ?

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

13

13
What are some causes of uterus thickening after menopause?

What are some causes of uterus thickening after menopause?

Depends: Some women taking hormonal replacement may have a thickened lining. Women who are diabetic, obese, may also have thickening. Polyps may appear as a thickened lining as can certain cancers. If the lining is thick a simple d&c, hysteroscopy (looking inside with a scope) will provide rapid answers. ...Read more

14

14
Can hyperparathyroidism cause any type of bone cancer?

Can hyperparathyroidism cause any type of bone cancer?

No but...: It will predictably produce areas where the bone is destroyed, if untreated. These mimic cancer. And a bone cancer, either primary or metastsatic, can often raise serum calcium and be mistaken at first for hyperparathyroidism. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
15

15
What are symtoms of osteoporosis?

What are symtoms of osteoporosis?

None: Often times osteoporosis is diagnosed too late when a fracture occurs. If concerned see your physician and consider a dexa scan. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
16

16
What are the causes of cervical cancer in women?

What are the causes of cervical cancer in women?

HPV: The number one cause of cervical cancer is infection with the human papilloma virus (hpv). Other risk factors include socioeconomic status, family history, age, smoking, sexual history, etc. Luckily, your body will clear the hpv within 2 years normally and for most women, the progression to cancer is not a problem. Please get your pap smears on time. This is a life saver and a wonderful test. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
17

17
Is breast cancer the leading cause of death among women?

Is breast cancer the leading cause of death among women?

Not even close: Far more women die of cardiovascular disease then breast cancer. In the us, lung cancer is starting to kill more women than breast cancer - even though breast cancer is far more common. Fortunately, the majority of women can be cured of breast cancer - not the case for lung cancer. So if you smoke.... Remember the effects on your cardiovascular system and lungs. ...Read more

See 3 more doctor answers
18

18
Reason and causes of cancer ?

Reason and causes of cancer ?

Genetic mutations: All cancers arise from accumulated genetic mutations in previously normal cells, and become more aggressive as they acquire still more. Anyone telling you otherwise is lying. Much of this is random and unavoidable; rarely one inherits the first mutation from a parent. One can avoid certain things that cause mutations; the worst of these is smoking. ...Read more

20

20
What are the causes of breast cancer in younger women?

What are the causes of breast cancer in younger women?

Unknown: There are some increased breast cancer risks associated with obesity, hormone medication use, early age at first menstruation, late age at first childbirth, etc. Only about 15% of breast cancers occur because of genetic inheritance. See this site with more information: http://media.Komen.Org/breastcancer101tool/english/video-player.Html#kbc_01_01. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer