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Causes Of Postmenopausal Osteoporosis
Currently it is better to think of osteoporosis as a condition where the bone is weakened, and can be managed or treated rather than cured. This is usually performed by dietary modifications, ingestion of supplemental calcium, vitamin d and a class of agents notice the bisphosphonates. These are usually delivered via oral or intramuscular injection on a weekly or monthly ...Read more
Meds/exer/fall prev: Osteoporosis - poor bone quality and low bone quality- is very common, esp. In post- menopausal women. 50% may have a fracture after age 50. Calcium, vit. D, stopping cigs, reduce alcohol, fall prevention, wt. Bearing exercise, and medications (hormone therapy or anti- osteo meds are all part of a sensible regimen. Ideal approach is to prevent osteo in one's earlier years but great opportun. Now. ...Read more
I read that premenapausal women can get osteoporosis from tamoxifen, but postmenapausal cannot, is this true?
In certain group: Tamoxifen is preserving bone density/decrease bone loss in postmenopausal women and in women who developed chemotherapy-induced amenorrhea. However, in premenopausal women who continued to menstruate after adjuvant chemotherapy, tamoxifen usage was associated with bone loss. ( jco 2006). ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What would cause a spinal T-score of -6.0 in a 28 yr old female? Im really scared of my osteoporosis diagnoses! Help
Very low LS T-score: A lumbar spine T-score of -6.0 is extremely low, but is difficult to interpret before menopause because the scoring system was designed for postmenopausal women. Young women with a family history of osteoporosis and/or with anorexia nervosa can have T-scores this low. Fortunately, peak (highest) bone mass is not reached until your early 30s, so your bone density can improve with weight gain. ...Read more
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Can bilateral oopherectomy cause someone to have osteoporosis and is there a way to stop it from worsening?
Yes: Ovarian removal obviously lowers estrogen dramatically, which can lead to increasing rates of bone loss and possibly osteoporosis. Calcium, vitamin d and exercise are important. Estrogen can be prescribed if you and your doctor agree to use it. There are other medications which can prevent bone loss. Talk w/your doctor to see if you need them. ...Read more
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