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Does everyone with osteoporosis in the spine get a dowagers hump?

Does everyone with osteoporosis in the spine get a dowagers hump?

No: There are many factors that influence the way osteoporosis presents. The severity of the bone loss, the location, the condition of ancillary support structures, therapies that are being used, activity type and level, genetics, other medical conditions - to name a few. How the hump appears is quite variable and not particularly predictable. It can be observed in both men and women. ...Read more

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Osteoporosis (Definition)

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


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How to know what exercises are good for people with osteoporosis?

How to know what exercises are good for people with osteoporosis?

Nonimpact: Nonimpact exercise to help steer calcium back into your bones and not put them at risk of trauma and fracture. Walking, swimming and hand weights are excellent. Talk w/your doctor and a physical therapist. ...Read more

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What are the best ab exercises for a 60 year old osteoporosis sufferer?

What are the best ab exercises for a 60 year old osteoporosis sufferer?

Fun ones: Exercise is the best medicine. Getting a good night sleep, eating 6 healthy meals to keep blood sugar stable, relaxation and vividly imaging positive experiences all lower stress and help bones. An easy exercise is pretend skipping rope using big arm movements to expand the chest wall and improve blood flow and oxygenation. This can be done for a few minutes at a time but very frequently. ...Read more

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Can frequent strength training help prevent osteoporosis? How often, how much weight, what exercises?

Strength training : Yes. Preferably 2 to 3 times weekly and with an instructor (trainer) that can teach the proper form and technique. The weight amount is dependent on your strength. Also don't forget about impact sports such as walking, jogging , and running. All can help stress muscles to strengthen bones. ...Read more

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Jogging every other day trying to get rid of a little buffalo hump because of osteoporosis..

Jogging every other day trying to get rid of a little buffalo hump because of osteoporosis..

Exercise is good: The exercise is good for your bones, but it won't get rid of a hump if it's due to osteoporosis, as you're already lost the bone that led to the change in your spine. Hopefully you're taking medication, calcium and d. ...Read more

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I have severe osteoporosis -3.7, degenerative disc disease mainly cervical, and lymphadema in arm, what exercises are safe to do?

I have severe osteoporosis -3.7, degenerative disc disease mainly cervical, and lymphadema in arm, what exercises are safe to do?

See physiatrist: A physiatrist, or doctor of physical medicine and rehabilitation, can make specific recommendations for you, taking into account both your other conditions and your goals. Upper extremity exercise used to be thought to be bad for those with lymphedema, but research has shown that it doesn't make it worse- and may help it! your physiatrist will likely have you work with pt to develop a program. ...Read more

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Cushings possible without striae and buffalo hump? Symptoms: wt. gain stomach, anxiety, easy bruising, osteoporosis, low libido, high glucose & BP

Cushings possible without striae and buffalo hump? Symptoms: wt. gain stomach, anxiety, easy bruising, osteoporosis, low libido,  high glucose & BP

Get evaluation: Your symptoms could be from many different causes. If you have had abnormal electrolytes ( blood tests) you should be evaluated. if you have 'elevated glucose' do you have diabetes? ...Read more

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Exercise (Definition)

Exercise is physical activity, such as walking, running, swimming, biking, ...Read more


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