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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

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What is the definition or description of: Paget's disease of bone?

What is the definition or description of: Paget's disease of bone?

See below: Paget's disease is a condition in which the normal turnover and remodeling of bone is disrupted. This results in dense, sometimes brittle and sclerotic bone to form that can cause both bone pain and fragility. ...Read more

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What is the symtoms of osteoporosis?

What is the symtoms of osteoporosis?

Very few: Bone pain may occur, but most commonly the first symptom is a fracture, either traumatic or non-traumatic. ...Read more

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What is the definition of degenerative dementia?

What is the definition of degenerative dementia?

Dementia: Degenerative dementia generally refers to non-reversible loss of cognitive functioning, typically due to certain diseases like Alzheimer's. Dementia of this type cannot be stopped and functioning will continue to decline with progression of disease. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of paget's disease of bone?

What are the symptoms of paget's disease of bone?

Not very much to: Start.Most people who have paget's disease of bone experience no symptoms. When symptoms do occur, the most common complaint is bone pain. Pelvis. Paget's disease of bone in the pelvis can cause hip pain.Skull. An overgrowth of bone in the skull can cause hearing loss or headaches. And others see the link below. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Pregnancy associated osteoporosis?

What is the definition or description of: Pregnancy associated osteoporosis?

See below: Osteoporosis is a condition in which the density of the bone is decreased leading to a weakening of the bone and predisposes one to fracture. There is a type of osteoporosis that is associated with pregnancy and is known as pregnancy associated osteoporosis. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: osteoporosis?

What is the definition or description of: osteoporosis?

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 or even yearly basis. ...Read more

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What is the biological cause of osteoporosis?

What is the biological cause of osteoporosis?

Metabolic disease : Osteoporosis is a metabolic disease caused by lack of sunshine, poor quality diets (filled with junk food), lack of exercise, hormonal imbalances, immune system imbalances. ...Read more

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Which is the pathophysiological definition of bone fracture?

Disruption of the --: Trabeculae of the bone resulting in pain, loss of function, deformity, tenderness as a result of an injury. ...Read more

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How much of a risk of osteonecrosis of the jaw is associated with fosamax (alendronate)?

How much of a risk of osteonecrosis of the jaw is associated with fosamax (alendronate)?

Rare, but: It is rare with oral bisphosphonates like Fosamax (alendronate). More common with IV bisphosphonates. However, medicine related osteonecrosis of the jaws (MRONJ) is suck a devastating disease, that precautions are in order for any dental extraction procedure. Oral surgery evaluation recommended for any patient on Fosamaz. ...Read more

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What is the medical definition of osteogenesis imperfecta?

What is the medical definition of osteogenesis imperfecta?

See below: Osteogenesis imperfecta (oi) is a congenital disease that is present at birth. It is commonly caused by genetic defect in type 1 collagen, a building block of bone. There are various defects that can affect this gene. The severity of OI depends on the specific defect in the gene. OI is an autosomal dominant disease. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Paget's disease of breast?

What is the definition or description of: Paget's disease of breast?

Paget's disease: Paget's disease of breast = a type of breast cancer which involves the nipple. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Brittle bone disease?

What is the definition or description of: Brittle bone disease?

Osteoporosis: Typical brittle bone disease is due to loss of mineralization of normal bone and can be diagnosed by regular x-rays. It is uncommon in men , in which case other diseases and conditions may be suspected, such as malabsorption, or other systemic disease. In women, it is common after menopause. ...Read more

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What is the treatment of osteoporosis?

What is the treatment of osteoporosis?

Several options: First is weight bearing exercise, such as walking and/or using light weights, to stress and therefore build bones. Calcium and vitamin d supplements are recommended. Numerous medication options are available, including oral and parenteral bisphosphonates, anabolic agents, nasal calcitonin, etc. Drug holidays have been recommended for patients on bisphosphonates - talk to your physician. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Bone thinning?

What is the definition or description of: Bone thinning?

When U speak of-: -thinning, I assume U mean osteoporosis . It is a generalized loss of both cortical & trabecular structure loss. Causes R many. Genetic, smoking, drinking,& steroids just 2name a few. There R diseases that decrease calcium & V-B by malabsorption or plain old diet deficiency . Secondary 2 decreased wt bearing drying fracture car, esp LE's. There R other metabolic causes but @ 32 the 1'st 4appli 2 U ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Loss of height?

What is the definition or description of: Loss of height?

Loss of height.: This means to get shorter. For example, older individuals with osteoporosis can lose height via vertebral compression fractures. ...Read more

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Which type of fracture is associated with osteoporosis?

Which type of fracture is associated with osteoporosis?

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 more

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