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Dr. Frederick Singer Dr. Singer
Internal Medicine - Endocrinology
54 years in practice
UC San Francisco School of Medicine
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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

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Dr. PHILIP WALLER
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Osteoporosis (Definition)

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Dr. Michael Rothman Dr. Rothman
Internal Medicine
31 years in practice
University of Miami Miller School of Medicine
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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

Dr. David Sneid Dr. Sneid
Internal Medicine - Endocrinology
37 years in practice
Washington University School of Medicine
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Can a person with osteoporosis ride roll coaster can it cause more problems too a person?

Can a person with osteoporosis ride roll coaster can it cause more problems too a person?

If your osteoporosis: Is severe, and you note you have a prior compression fracture, i would avoid it for safety. Ask your doctor to discuss your risks. ...Read more

Dr. PHILIP WALLER Dr. WALLER
Internal Medicine - Rheumatology
29 years in practice
Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine
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Does anastrozole cause osteoporosis?

Does anastrozole cause osteoporosis?

Yes: Yes drugs that block the effects of estrogen can lead to bone loss and anastrosole is one of those medications. ...Read more

Dr. Thomas Knecht Dr. Knecht
Internal Medicine - Endocrinology
27 years in practice
UC San Diego School of Medicine
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How does immobilization cause osteoporosis?

How does immobilization cause osteoporosis?

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

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Dr. Robert Cabry Dr. Cabry
Sports Medicine
26 years in practice
Jefferson Medical College of Thomas Jefferson University
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What causes you to have a loss of height when you have osteoporosis?

What causes you to have a loss of height when you have osteoporosis?

Fracture: Compression fractures of the spine lead to height loss. The bone collapses and you shrink.. These can be painfree, so if you lose more than an inch in height, see your doctor and consider an xray. ...Read more

Dr. David Sneid Dr. Sneid
Internal Medicine - Endocrinology
37 years in practice
Washington University School of Medicine
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I have severe osteoporosis, can this cause headaches that last up to four days.

Generally not: Osteoporosis is a disorder of abnormal bone loss. Your other medical problems and/or medication have a higher potential to cause the headaches. Check w/your doctor. ...Read more

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Dr. David Sneid Dr. Sneid
Internal Medicine - Endocrinology
37 years in practice
Washington University School of Medicine
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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

Dr. Amandeep Kaur Dr. Kaur
Family Medicine
6 years in practice
Baba Farid University of Health Sciences, Sri Guru Ram Das Institute of Medical Sciences
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Why PPI cause Osteoporosis?

Why PPI cause Osteoporosis?

Calcium: Medications like PPI decrease stomach acid secretion and that reduces calcium absorption. calcium absorption decrease with aging along with such medications may affect bone health. But there are studies that do not support this finding. ...Read more

Dr. Anthony Watson Dr. Watson
Orthopedic Surgery
26 years in practice
Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
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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

Dr. Milton Alvis Jr Dr. Alvis Jr
Preventive Medicine
37 years in practice
The Dental School at The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio
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What is the mechanism by which prednisolone causes osteoporosis?

What is the mechanism by which prednisolone causes osteoporosis?

Powerful&PoorlyKnown: Steroid hormones (all derivatives of cholesterol) analogous to cortisol induce greater activity of osteoclasts (bone degrading cells) vs. Osteoblasts (bone forming cells). This has long been observed, both in spontaneously occurring & iatrogenic (doc, medication induced) cushing's disease. However, like many other issues, though always happens, this does not mean all the details are understood. ...Read more

Dr. Robert Kent Dr. Kent
Physical & Rehabilitation Medicine
8 years in practice
Des Moines University College of Podiatric Medicine and Surgery
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Does osteoporosis cause neuropathy?

Does osteoporosis cause neuropathy?

No, there is: No association between osteoporosis and neuropathy with the exception of either trauma that could lead to nerve damage after fractures, or underlying metabolic issues which can increase progression of each separately, such as malabsorbtion issues. ...Read more

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Dr. David Sneid Dr. Sneid
Internal Medicine - Endocrinology
37 years in practice
Washington University School of Medicine
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Can osteoporosis cause pain in the neck?

Can osteoporosis cause pain in the neck?

Osteoporosis: can cause bone pain, but the neck would be an unusual presentation. Check w/your doctor. ...Read more

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Dr. Quang Nguyen Dr. Nguyen
Internal Medicine - Endocrinology
years in practice
Midwestern University Arizona College of Osteopathic Medicine
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Does femara (letrozole) cause osteoporosis?

Does femara (letrozole) cause osteoporosis?

Possibly: Femara (letrozole) is an aromatase inhibitor. It works by decreasing the amount of estrogen produced in post-menopasual women. Anything that lowers estrogen level will take away its protective effect on bone, thus increasing the risk of fracture, osteopenia or osteoporosis. ...Read more

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Dr. John Michalski Dr. Michalski
Orthopedic Surgery
32 years in practice
Jefferson Medical College of Thomas Jefferson University
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Does drinking diet pepsi cause osteoporosis?

Does drinking diet pepsi cause osteoporosis?

Osteoporosis: Extensive use of carbonated beverages can potentially steal calcium from the bone. ...Read more

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Dr. Joel Pranikoff Dr. Pranikoff
Obstetrics & Gynecology
30 years in practice
University of Cincinnati College of Medicine
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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

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Dr. Kelty Baker Dr. Baker
Internal Medicine - Hematology
24 years in practice
Baylor College of Medicine
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Can lovenox (enoxaparin) shots cause osteoporosis?

Can lovenox (enoxaparin) shots cause osteoporosis?

Lovenox (enoxaparin) & bones: Yes, long-term use of Lovenox (enoxaparin) over many months is known to cause bone loss. If this is a concern, a different anticoagulant shot known as Arixtra can be considered. Additionally, there are new oral anticoagulants such as xarelto that can be considered as well. ...Read more

Dr. David Sneid Dr. Sneid
Internal Medicine - Endocrinology
37 years in practice
Washington University School of Medicine
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What would be the cause of only having worsening osteoporosis in hips only?

What would be the cause of only having worsening osteoporosis in hips only?

Osteoporosis: is osteoporosis, no matter where the bone loss is. Alendronate works better on the spine than the hips, but does generally help in both areas. Discuss w/your physician. ...Read more

Dr. Ronald Krauser Dr. Krauser
Internal Medicine - Rheumatology
48 years in practice
Wake Forest University School of Medicine
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Can severe osteoporosis and arthritis come from the same root cause or are they both independent of each other?

Can severe osteoporosis and arthritis come from the same root cause or are they both independent of each other?

Independent: These are generally indpendent except both can occurs more frequently as one ages and some meds used to treat arthritis such as Prednisone can cause osteoporosis. ...Read more