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History Of Osteoporosis
From none to many: A tumor may be present without any symptoms to a variety including gait and spasticity issues, balance problems, numbness, tingling, weakness, dexterity issues, bowel/bladder issues, headache, pain in the neck and/or extremities, handwritng changes to name a few. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have a family history of liver problems, is the risk of liver problems worth blood thinning benefit?
depends: Not sure what you mean by arthritis osteoporosis. Rheumatoid arthritis and its treatment with steroids decreases bone density and strength (osteoporosis) and increases risk of fractures. Being elderly, having low sodium, family history of hip fracture and excessive alcohol intake also increase risk of osteoporosis and broken bones. ...Read more
Rare, but: It is rare with oral bisphosphonates like Fosamax (alendronate). More common with IV bisphosphonates. However, medicine related osteonecrosis of the jaws (MRONJ) is suck a devastating disease, that precautions are in order for any dental extraction procedure. Oral surgery evaluation recommended for any patient on Fosamaz. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
A 21 year old with a history of alcohol and smoking abuse. What are the chances of developing esophageal cancer at this age ?
Statistically, are the odds of DVT low in mid 20s healthy males with no risk factors and no family history?
What is proper amt of aspirin to give woman with stroke, history of falls, intercranial hemmorhaghing ?
Double Edged Sword: Aspirin, like other anti-clotting agents, does nothing about arterial ds, the most common underlying ds., commonly starting in childhood. Anti-clotting agents only about hopefully reducing clots resulting from plaque rupture or other clot inducing events in blood stream. It also induces mucosal erosions & bleeding, stomach & small intestines, within ~3 days of starting, & increases bleed events. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
What are the symptoms of Hypothyroidism? I've had a history of JRA- Juvenile Rheumatoid Arthritis.
Is family history of significance in terms of developing kidney stones? I'm other words is there a congenital link?
Kidney stone: In some cases, family history is important in diagnosing and managing kidney stones. The etiology of kidney stone formation is multifactorial, a small percentage of which is familial. ...Read more
Can a 23yo female get primary bone cancer on the side of her foot no history of cancer in family?
Rare occurrence: Any one can get bone cancer.Foot tumors are generally rare no matter what age of patient and family history. Primary bone cancer is not caused by a faulty gene that can be passed down through families. But people who have particular rare genetic syndromes have higher risk of some types of bone cancer than other people.Tumor type usually depends on age of patient. There are always exceptions. ...Read more
Usually not: Osteoporosis is a common problem for postmenopausal women, not genetic. Longstanding hyperparathyroidism can also lead to bone calcium loss (generally caused by a benign tumor of a parathyroid gland). Metastatic cancers to bones can lead to pathologic fractures. Best to review with your doctor to assess risk factors, and there are tests to evaluate bone health. ...Read more
Read below: Aluminum-containing antacids, antiseizure medicines such as Dilantin or phenobarbital aromatase inhibitors such as arimidex, Aromasin and femara, cancer chemotherapeutic drugs cyclosporine a and fk506 (tacrolimus).Gonadotropin releasing hormone such as Lupron (leuprolide) and zoladex, heparin, lithium, Medroxyprogesterone acetate for contraception (depo-provera), methotrexate aluminum-containing antacids, antiseizur. ...Read more
Is HRT a necessary preventive measure for every menopausal woman or only those that are at risk of osteoporosis? I'm aware of hrt's potential risks
Many benefits: Hrt is known to reduce the risk of stroke, heart attack, colon cancer, alzheimers' disease, and osteporosis - when started at the time of menopause. Almost all studies show that women who take HRT are healthier and live longer than women who do not take hrt. There are few contraindications to hrt. Additional benefits include decreased hot flushes, decreased insomnia, and decreased vaginal dryness. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer