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Is light running acceptable to start if I am an otherwise healthy 54 year old female with osteoporosis? I worry mainly about causing spinal problems.
Depends: That frustrating comment that many exercise shows and most exercise programs say ' please see your doctor prior to beginning any exercise routine' is so true. It would be hard to answer your question without knowing your health status, the extent of your osteoporosis, and other pertinent factors about you. Please ask your doctor what would be safe for you to do. ...Read more
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
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
What would cause a spinal T-score of -6.0 in a 28 yr old female? Im really scared of my osteoporosis diagnoses! Help
Very low LS T-score: A lumbar spine T-score of -6.0 is extremely low, but is difficult to interpret before menopause because the scoring system was designed for postmenopausal women. Young women with a family history of osteoporosis and/or with anorexia nervosa can have T-scores this low. Fortunately, peak (highest) bone mass is not reached until your early 30s, so your bone density can improve with weight gain. ...Read more
63 yr old female with vit D levels at 14. Osteoporosis since age 45. Told to take 400 iu daily. Dont/Cant take magnesium/calcium. Is this enough?
Osteoporosis: Osteoporosis since age 45 is not common but does happen. I presume your doctor is treating you for osteoporosis. There are several treatment for osteoporosis and you should take what you doctor has prescribed. If your blood calcium is OK, relax. Much more importantly, hallucinations and paranoid delusions are dangerous. YOU MUST SEE both a Psychiatrist and a Psychologist. Do not delay! ...Read more
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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