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Doctor insights on: Glucocorticoids Induced Osteoporosis

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Are osteporosis drugs bisphosphonates ?

Are osteporosis drugs bisphosphonates ?

Not always: Bisphosphonates are one class of medications that can used to treat osteoporosis. But there other medication including hormones that can be used. ...Read more

Dr. PHILIP WALLER
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Osteoporosis (Definition)

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Can drug induced lupuus cause alopecia?

Can drug induced lupuus cause alopecia?

Yes: Drug induced lupus typically is associated with a positive ANA and a positive antihistone antibody. It normally has many features of sle without brain or kidney dinvolvement. ...Read more

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Can tamoxifen cause osteopenia or osteoporosis?

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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How is steroid-induced osteoporosis (siop) treated?

How is steroid-induced osteoporosis (siop) treated?

Several medications.: Steroid-induced osteoporosis can be prevented if a bisphosphonate drug or Forteo is taken during the time of steroid use. If osteoporosis is already present the same drugs would be helpful in preventing further loss but a return to normal bone density would be unlikely. ...Read more

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Can adrenal insufficiency contribute to osteoporosis?

Can adrenal insufficiency contribute to osteoporosis?

Over-treatment: In patients with adrenal insufficiency because of adrenal cortex dysfunction or central acth deficiency, over treating with steroids (ie: hydrocortisone, prednisone, dexamethasone) can certainly lead to osteoporosis. Patients with adrenal insufficiency are closely followed by their endocrinologists. ...Read more

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Is taking systemic corticosteroids (I.e. prednisone, prednisolone etc.) contraindicated while taking testosterone or Test precursor? Endos weigh in?

Is taking systemic corticosteroids (I.e. prednisone, prednisolone etc.) contraindicated while taking testosterone or Test precursor? Endos weigh in?

No: These are two different types of chemicals and depending on the reasons for usage could be used together. These are issues to discuss with your physicians. ...Read more

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Hyper-eosinophilic syndrome; cause unknown. Probably immune related. Alternatives to indefinite steroid treatment?

Hyper-eosinophilic syndrome; cause unknown. Probably immune related. Alternatives to indefinite steroid treatment?

HES treatment: Standard hes treatment includes steroid medications such as prednisone, and chemotherapeutic agents such as hydroxyurea, Chlorambucil and vincristine. Interferon-alpha may also be used as a treatment. The more promising medication is gleevac (imatinib). ...Read more

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How can calcitriol deficiency cause osteoporosis?

How can calcitriol deficiency cause osteoporosis?

Calcitriol is VitD : Vitmin d makes calcium absorption possible from the GI tract. Lack of it causes uncalcified bone to grow which is very weak and causes osteomalacia, a metabolic bone disorder. In children the disorder is rickets; adults get weak bones. It is cured by taking vitamin d by mouth. ...Read more

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Can lupus cause adrenal insufficiency? (i'm not referring to steroid use)

Can lupus cause adrenal insufficiency? (i'm not referring to steroid use)

Yes: Your immune system is attacking you and your organs. The adrenal gland can also be attacked but you may have adrenal fatigue just from stress. Get your cortisol levels measured. ...Read more

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Is hypogonadism caused by steroids use reversible?

Is hypogonadism caused by steroids use reversible?

Hypogonadism: There are many causes of hypogonadism, too numerous to enumerate here. Steroid use very certainly among the causes. ...Read more

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Heard of drug induced autoimmune hepatitis?

Heard of drug induced autoimmune hepatitis?

Yes: Many drugs can induce autoimmune type phenomena, to include hepatitis. ...Read more

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Can evista (raloxifene) cure osteoporosis?

Can evista (raloxifene) cure osteoporosis?

There is no : Permanent cure for osteoporosis, Raloxifene (evista) mimics estrogen's beneficial effects on bone density in postmenopausal women, without some of the risks associated with estrogen. Taking this drug may also reduce the risk of some types of breast cancer. Hot flashes are a common side effect. Raloxifene also may increase your risk of blood clots. ...Read more

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Can / does anabolic steroids ( used for body building ) affect ulcerative colitis ?

Can / does anabolic steroids ( used for body building )  affect ulcerative colitis ?

Playing with fire!: Your well-meaning friends (& even coaches) may extoll short-term bulking effect of anabolics to build muscle faster. Don't mortgage your future health for short term gains these agents seem to provide. I have never met a patient who took steroids who didn't regret doing so later on.The consequences last forever & significantly shorten your quality of life, particularly if you have underlying uc. ...Read more

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Is ocular herpes related to anabolic steroids?

See below: Steroids can worsen an outbreak of ocular herpes. Chronic steroid use can lower your immune system and make you more likely to have a recurrence of your disease (since the disease never goes away, it lays dormant in your nerves forever). ...Read more

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Is low testosterone due to chronic stress reversible?

Is low testosterone due to chronic stress reversible?

Hypogonadism: Stress would be the last thing on a list of low testosterone levels in a young man. I would first look at the medications, supplements and many other possible things like obesity before i would blame low testosterone on stress. ...Read more

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Could testosterone injections or Dianabol (steroids) cause atrial vibulation?

Could testosterone injections or Dianabol (steroids) cause atrial vibulation?

Unclear: Abusing testosterone via Anabolic steroids and causing greatly elevated testosterone levels has been linked to various problems in the cardiovascular system, including sudden cardiac death. Cardiac death is likely a result of an arrhythmia, such as atrial fibrillation, but the exact cause is unclear. ...Read more