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Collagen And Osteoporosis
Collagen is a component of extracellular tissue, which is found throughout the body. Collagen is a proten important for tissue strength and tissue healing. There are several differnt subtypes of collagen, depending on where it is found. Collagen has a high content of hydroxyproline, which is ...Read more
Osteoporosis treat: Osteoporosis can be treated. At your age it would be unusual to go right to a prescription unless it was severe, you already had fractures, or other medical conditions you might have. For most people your age, a good diet and exercise will go a long way towards good bone health. ...Read more
Bone density testing: The best test is a bone density test (known as a DXA scan). This painless test measures the density of your bones. Your doctor uses this test to predict the risk of bone fracture in the future. Sometimes a spine or hip xray can show fractures of your spine/vertebra which can indicate undiagnosed osteoporosis but usually the first test is the DXA scan. ...Read more
DIet, no exercise &: An unhealthy diet is the biggest risk for osteoporosis. Sugar, sodas, excessive meat/protein, coffee, alcohol & smoking all acidify your body & leach calcium from bones. Lack of regular exercise & deficiencies of vit d & k also increase risk, as can malabsorption. See http://doctorklaper. Com/answers05.Html & http://www. Drdach. Com/wst_page6.Html. ...Read more
See below: According to the world health organization. Normal bone is based on standard deviations of bone loss as compared to normal bone. The more negative the number the more bone loss. Normal 0 to -1 standard deviations, osteopenia is -1 to -2.5 standard deviations, and anything more negative then -2.5 standard deviations is osteoporosis. ...Read more
Osteoporosis: Currently it is better to think of osteoporosis as a condition that 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 or even yearly basis. ...Read more
Maybe: Prolia represents a new category of osteoporosis treatment that is effective and has convenient twice yearly dosing. It appears much more effective than the bisphosphonates and rivals Forteo with much more convenience. It is expensive if not covered by your insurance. Whether it is best for you or not depends on many factors which would require more information about a specific patient. ...Read more
Yes, it can be:
Weight bearing exercise helps bone building by causing remodeling of bone and by stimulating the bone building cells to lay down new bone.
To the extent that pilates is weight bearing, it will help maintain bone health. ...Read more
Depends: Hi. Two categorical mechanisms: 1) anti-resorptive therapy, and 2) anabolic therapy. Most drugs are anti-resorptive: gonadal steroids (you haven't stated your gender...so, either estrogen or testosterone), all the bisphosphonates, denosumab, and others. The only anabolic drug is teriparatide, a favorite of mine assuming no contraindications. An ol' buddy, Mike Lewiecki, MD, runs a great program ...Read more
Yes: Osteoporosis put you at risk for hip and spine fractures which can be debilitating and possibly life threatening. Fortunately we have many medications that can successfully treat this. Make sure your house is well lit, minimize loose rugs or clutters to decrease chance of falling. Healthy diet, weight bearing exercises, take the med. ...Read more
Immobilization: Hi. Both weight-bearing and muscle use are good for bone health. You're not weigh-bearing OR using muscles if you're immobilized. Skeletal mass and strength suffer. It appears that the cells that eat away bone (osteoclasts) are relatively more active than the cells that fill the eaten-out bone back in (osteoblasts), so there's a net loss of bone mass and bone architecture & urinary loss of calcium ...Read more
Osteopoikilosis is a benign, autosomal dominant sclerosing dysplasia of bone characterized by the presence of numerous bone islands in the skeleton.
Osteoporosis causes bones to become weak and brittle — so brittle that a fall or even mild stresses like bending over or coughing can cause a fracture. Osteoporosis-related fractures most commonly occur in the hip, wrist or spine.
There is no surgery:
For osteoporosis, but there are surgery for its complication two surgical treatments, vertebroplasty and kyphoplasty, may relieve pain from spinal compression fractures resulting from osteoporosis. In these procedures, a surgeon injects bone cement through a needle into the crushed spinal bones (vertebrae).
If you experience a hip fracture because of osteoporosis, you will need surgery to fix it. ...Read more
Get treatment: Osteoporosis is silent. It does not cause symptoms. It shows up on studies down for other reasons, or with fracture (broken bone) of the weakened bone. If someone relatively young like you has it, a thorough assessment by a mineral metabolism specialist (internal medicine subspecialist, often an endocrinologist) is recommended, as several things can cause bone loss besides osteoporosis. ...Read more