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Does Osteoporosis Cause Pain
No: increases risk: Osteopenia means your bones have lost some of their mineral content, but probably not enough to greatly increase fracture risk. Osteoporosis is more severe mineral loss that does increase the likelihood of fractures. Neither causes pain unless you actually break a bone. (if you have either, be sure your vitamin d level is high enough. Your doctor can do a blood test. But don't overdo vitamin d.). ...Read more
No: The risk of osteoporosis is fracture. There is loss of bone density, impairment of bone integrity and strength. Loss of structural support and thus risk of fracture. People with both osteoporosis and osteopenia can fracture, but those with osteoporosis have a great risk since their bones are weaker. The joint pain would occur depending on the location of the fracture in a joint. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Not directly ...: Osteopenia is a reduction in the mineral content of bone. Irritable Bowel Syndrome is probably caused by gut hypersensitivty. Increased gut transit time has been measured in people with IBS, however it is not clear whether this affects absorption of minerals needed for bone growth. More likely causes are dietary restriction, or the use of Proton Pump Inhibitors which can alter mineral absorption ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Endometriosis: There are certain proinflammatory substances that are secreted by the ectopic endometrial tissue that are very irritating to adjacent tissues and nerve endings causing pain. These substances, ie prostaglandin, will cause uterine contractions that are also painful. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
?lamictal: Lamictal or lamotrigine is a very valuable drug for epilepsy and psychiatric applications, and typically has rather few adverse effects other than an occasional risk of a severe skin reaction in sensitive folks. It would be very unusual that Lamictal would promote muscle pain. Look for another cause. ...Read more
Possibly: Boniva (ibandronate) is one of the bisphosphonate class of drugs. The oral forms of these all have the potential to irritate the esophagus and cause heartburn which is a form of chest pain. The proper utilization of this medication, which includes remaining upright until the stomach has empties, can reduce this serious side effect in some people. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes: There are several types of arthritis associated with thyroid disease. Both an inflammatory arthritis (myxedematous arthropathy) and an very acute arthritis called pseudogout can be assocated with a low thyroid. Generalized joint pain can occasionally be seen with an overactive thyroid. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
POSSIBLY: Chronic pain of any sort can lead to fear and anxiety and then over time possibly cross over into depression. There is clinical depression that is an illness and there is the emotion of depression that is transient. So not sure which you mean. A lot of causes for stomach pain so write down symptoms and see your physician. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Stress hormones: Stress causes the release of stress hormones which can cause a constriction of the blood vessels of the heart, there is also an accompanying elevation of the blood pressure and in most cases overheating and lack of exercise leading to obesity, increase in blood cholesterol all of which can cause cardiovascular problems. Importantly,avoid stressful situations,eat healthy, exercise and have fun ...Read more
No, but you can-: -have back symptoms from urinary causes. Many times it is referred to the back. ...Read more
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