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How Long Should Osteoporosis Last
Fractures: Osteoporosis can lead to fractures, especially of the spine or hip. Vertebral fractures lead to pain, loss of height, and decrease in mobility. Hip fractures may require surgery and hospitalization that can lead to complications like pulmonary embolism, loss of independent living, and even death. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
My 25(oh)d is 41ng/ml, how much vit D3 should I take every day & for how long(i have osteoporosis & thus result after 45 days taking 5000 iu daily.
6-8000 iu, also...: I advise aiming for a level of 50-80, considered optimal by many authorities, and you probably need to take 6-8000 iu/day to reach this. Vit k is esp. Beneficial to take, esp. Since you have osteoporosis, ; make sure you get adequate vit. A as well. See http://bit.Ly/1gnxnk0 , http://bit.Ly/1fnt3ox , http://bit.Ly/1d6mkhq , http://bit.Ly/1a48ofs ; http://bit.Ly/18qtb7y. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Have long span final fusion with loosening hardware, told I have osteoporosis, dr. Wants me to go on forteo before he tries to do corrective sx, safe?
How long should one be taking forsamax for osteoporosis? My mom was asked to stop after taking them from 2009
With osteoporosis at t -3.5 is it possible to get back to being at the osteopenia stage and how long would it take with all the right treatments?
Variable: It is certainly possible with treatment to improve your bone density and t score. Typically medications and weight bearing exercise (i.e. Walking, using light weight) are recommended. The time period for improvement will vary among patients, but a repeat bone density test is usually obtained every 1 - 2 years. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
How long do you have to be hyperthyroid to suffer the serious side affects? For example osteoporosis, etc.
How long does it take for a bisophanate to give protection from fractures in relation to osteoporosis (severe)?
Help vs protection: Bisphosphonates (particularly risedronate) can start working in as little as several months, but while they may help you decrease further bone loss and may help lower your fracture risk, they can't protect you from all trauma and/or all fractures. They can't undo prior bone loss, and they're not magic. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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