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Doctor insights on: Family History Of Osteoporosis

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Is it smart to do bike racing at 60 if fair, thin, family history of osteoporosis?

Is it smart to do bike racing at 60 if fair, thin, family history of osteoporosis?

Sure: Try not to fall down. Cycling is very good cardiovascular and resistance exercise-not especially weight bearing. Weight bearing exercise, e.G walk, jog, tennis, etc. Give additional stimulation to bones. Consider getting a bone density (dexa) test to see how your bones are-got osteoporosis? Indicated with family history, fair, thin, postmenopausal , especially if you have nev(assuming not on hrt. ...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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Is the paleo diet risky for a 50 year old woman with a significant family history of osteoporosis?

Is the paleo diet risky for a 50 year old woman with a significant family history of osteoporosis?

Potentially but..: This depends on what type of paleo diet you do. Some versions are really high in meats/animal foods and such foods appear to increase risk of osteoporosis. A diet rich in fruits ; vegetables protects against osteoporosis. Before starting the paleo diet see http://bit.Ly/18dbggr ; http://bit.Ly/1cpscua for a great article on osteoporosis ; diet see http://huff.To/j97q64 ;. ...Read more

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Should 58 year old woman with family history of osteoporosis take 2 citrical plus d/ day given findings about calcium and heart attack ?

Should 58 year old woman with family history of osteoporosis take 2 citrical plus d/ day given findings about calcium and heart attack ?

How is her diet?: U r absolutely right about the new controversy regarding calcium supplements and cardiac risk, but it does not say anything about calcium in diet/foods. So, consuming calcium rich foods will reduce need to take supplement. Also, vitamin use can improve absorption of calcium. But, she should check with her doc for a possible scan to how her done is at this time, then treatment. Good luck. ...Read more

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Can I counteract potential osteoporosis family history by taking calcium supplements?

Can I counteract potential osteoporosis family history by taking calcium supplements?

One answer: Calcium and vitamin d supplements certainly are a part of reducing bone loss. Depending on your age, a DEXA or bone denstiy test may be in order to measure your bone density and see if bone loss is present. If so, other therapy may be indicated. Also weight bearing exercise is important in helping maintain bone density. ...Read more

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Hip pain. Can't put weight on my right leg. Extreme pain. Only 41. History of osteoporosis in my family. No trauma to the area. Outside right hip pain?

Hip pain: Hip pain can be caused by injury to the hip joint, sacroiliac joint or the low back. Often the pain arises without obvious cause. Crutches or a rolling walker can help reduce pain by limiting weight bearing. It is important to see a hip or back expert and obtain imaging studies to determine the location of the pain and to establish a treatment regimen. ...Read more

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Osteoporosis runs in my family, wanted to know how can I prevent getting it?

Osteoporosis runs in my family, wanted to know how can I prevent getting it?

Supplements early: You need to be taking the right supplements and the right doses. Very high doses of the active form of vit d in a fat soluble solution rather than tablets, the calcium must be in a citrate form rather than carbonate which is not well absorbed and should have magnesium to increase absorbance. 1000mg/day of omega3 fish oils also help. ...Read more

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22 year old female suffering from neck clicking and grinding when I turn head side to side followed by stiffness. Osteoporosis is in my family?

22 year old female suffering from neck clicking and grinding when I turn head side to side followed by stiffness. Osteoporosis is in my family?

Not osteoporosis: Not symptoms of osteoporosis see doctor rule out unlikely djd at your age try massage relaxation and cervical traction if clicking is psinless ignore it you have 14 knuckle size joints fscet joinstvin your neck they csn pop and click from time to time normally i always attributed this to anxiety and muscle tension psinless clicking and grinding should be ignored my opinion good luck ...Read more

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I have recently started playing rugby and during and after my ankles and wrists hurt, i also get back ache. Osteoporosis also runs in the family ?

I have recently started playing rugby and during and after my ankles and wrists hurt, i also get back ache. Osteoporosis also runs in the family  ?

Sounds like you: Just started playing rugby and may not have been quite in enough physical shape but it is unlikely related to any osteoporosis issue as that condition is painless until a fracture occurs due to the decreased bone density. ...Read more

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70 yo female w/osteoporosis and family hx of BRCA breast cancer. Ok to Denosumab and Reloxifene therapy together??

70 yo female w/osteoporosis and family hx of BRCA breast cancer. Ok to Denosumab and Reloxifene therapy together??

Yes it is OK: You can take these medicines together. There is no significant interaction or harm. So relax and take them as advised by your doctor. ...Read more

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What cup size is recommended for my breast reduction? I have back and neck problems from the weight of my breasts; i'm a 40i and in constant pain. Osteoporosis runs in my family, and i'm afraid the extra strain on my spine might have serious consequences

What cup size is recommended for my breast reduction? I have back and neck problems from the weight of my breasts; i'm a 40i and in constant pain. Osteoporosis runs in my family, and i'm afraid the extra strain on my spine might have serious consequences

Up to You: Based on your description, you may be an excellent candidate for breast reduction surgery; this operation tends to be one of the most patient pleasing operations we perform. It will be important to communicate your goals clearly with your plastic surgeon prior to proceeding. Do not base your communication or satisfaction with the outcome of surgery on achieving a specific cup size. Best wishes. ...Read more

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1st I was having pain in shin toe an knee now lower back an both hips an legs hurt like achey pain wat could it be? osteoporosis run in family an arth

1st I was having pain in shin toe an knee now lower back an both hips an legs hurt like achey pain wat could it be? osteoporosis run in family an arth

Well, you are pretty: young to have pain from degenerative arthritis; also young for osteoporosis (though that doesn't typically cause pain). I would pursue a metabolic or rheumatologic cause: deficient vitamin D or magnesium, anemia/iron deficiency. Or perhaps a systemic inflammatory process: post-infectious arthritis/arthralgia, ankylosing spondylitis, rheumatoid arthritis?? Need careful physical/laboratory eval:) ...Read more

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Considering going back on hrt. Is it safe if you have no history of breast cancer? Also am at risk for osteoporosis which i think HRT helps.

Considering going back on hrt. Is it safe if you have no history of breast cancer? Also am at risk for osteoporosis which i think HRT helps.

No: Using hormone replacement in postmenopausal women, for prevention and treatment of osteoporosis is not recommended.
hormone replacement up to the age of 60, can be used for treating menopausal symptoms, and usually is not recommended for patient's about the age of 60. ...Read more

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Can men get osteoporosis?

Can men get osteoporosis?

YES!: Yes, men can get osteoporosis. Men at increased risk are those who have been treated with certain medicines including steroids (prednisone) or medicines to treat prostate problems or cancer. Thin men or men with a family history are also at risk. Men can have the same testing as women to determine if they have osteoporosis, it is a simple xray test called a bone density or dexa scan. Get tested! ...Read more

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Can anyone get osteoporosis?

Can anyone get osteoporosis?

Yes anyone can, but-: Everyone will start losing bone density usually after their 20's. However, not everyone will get osteoporosis (bone loss to the point of being at higher risk for hip or back factures.) how quickly you lose it will depend on gender, family history, race, medications taken (especially corticosteroids), weight bearing exercises performed in the past and performing now, etc. ...Read more

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Can a person workout with osteoporosis?

See below: Muscle contractions can help stimulate bone production. Exercises such as walking, treadmill, lifting small 5 lb wieights can help, but one wouldn't want to do strenous workouts such as running or lifting heavy weights. ...Read more

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70 yo female w/osteoporosis and family hx of BRCA breast cancer. Ok to Denosumab and Reloxifene therapy together??

Yes it is OK: You can take these medicines together. There is no significant interaction or harm. So relax and take them as advised by your doctor. ...Read more

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How does a family history of colon cancer age for routine screening?

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How does a family history of colon cancer age for routine screening?

Important: Family history of cancer is very important information. If your family history of colon cancer is significant ( multiple family members with colon cancer especially at younger age) -then you would need to be screen for colon cancer- started approximately 10 years earlier than the age of the youngest person in the family got diagnosed with colon cancer.You also need to see a genetician if history +. ...Read more

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Family History (Definition)

A family history consists of information about disorders suffered by the relatives of a patient. The history can help the patient identify diseases that he or she may be susceptible to, and help the patient to ...Read more


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Osteoporosis (Definition)

A condition in which bones ...Read more