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I have severe osteoporosis, can this cause headaches that last up to four days.

I have severe osteoporosis, can this cause headaches that last up to four days.

Generally not: Osteoporosis is a disorder of abnormal bone loss. Your other medical problems and/or medication have a higher potential to cause the headaches. Check w/your doctor. ...Read more

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Osteoporosis (Definition)

A condition in which bones ...Read more


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What are some eventual problems with osteoporosis that can hurt in the long run?

What are some eventual problems with osteoporosis that can hurt in the long run?

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 more

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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.

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,
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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?

Safe and effective: Hi. I agree with your doc. As long as you have no contraindications to its use, Forteo is the best osteoporosis drug available. I ALWAYS do an initial evaluation to make sure that Forteo is OK to use. ...Read more

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How long do you need to take a break from depoprovera to decrease your chances of osteoporosis?

How long do you need to take a break from depoprovera to decrease your chances of osteoporosis?

Depoprovera/bones: It takes approximately 2 1/2 years for the bones to recover in young women and longer in some cases depending on diet and lifestyle. Women using depoprovera lose bone at a rate comparable to menopausal women. ...Read more

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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 more

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How long does it take to treat pregnancy associated osteoporosis?

6-12 months: Pregnancy associated osteoporosis is usually transient and resolves spontaneously. There's no standard treatment. Symptoms begin in the last trimester of pregnancy. It may persist six months to a year after pregnancy. After you have delivered you may take nonsteroidal anti-inflammatories for it. Make sure you are getting adequate nutrition during and after pregnancy. ...Read more

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How long does it take for a bisophanate to give protection from fractures in relation to osteoporosis (severe)?

Good question: I do believe that some studies show a fairly rapid response regarding fracture reduction

i would not take bisphosphonates (fosamax (alendronate) ect) for more than 5 years thentake a break
also make sure your vitd level is adequate
which is > 50
go to vitamindcouncil. Org. ...Read more

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How long is the recovery for osteoporosis knee surgery?

How long is the recovery for osteoporosis knee surgery?

None: There is no surgery for osteoporosis at the level of the knee. If there is osteoarthritis the recovery time depends on the type of surgery performed. ...Read more

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I am on strontium ranelate for severe osteoporosis, how long does it take to stop bone loss, and how long before I start to build new bone.?

I am on strontium ranelate for severe osteoporosis, how long does it take to stop bone loss, and how long before I start to build new bone.?

Talk to your doctor: Studies have shown that strontium can have positive effects (both stopping bone loss and building bone) within 6 months. However, a recent announcement by the european medicines agency recommends restricted use of strontium due to risk for adverse cardiac events, so you should discuss your strontium prescription with your physician: http://www. Medscape. Com/viewarticle/782483. ...Read more

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Dr b miller. Wheelchair came after disuse osteoporosis it occurred from delayed surgery need to use cuz right leg can no longer bear all the weight.

Dr b miller. Wheelchair came after disuse osteoporosis it occurred from delayed surgery need to use cuz right leg can no longer bear all the weight.

Graduated program: I think a good way to regain your ability to walk again is get up on crutches and put 25% of your weight on your leg for a week, 50% for the next week, then 75% the third week and finally 100% the fourth week. This regimen will get you the ability to get back on your feet in a month. ...Read more

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I have osteoporosis how long does it take to recover from a spinal fracture of L3?

I have osteoporosis how long does it take to recover from a spinal fracture of L3?

2-3 months: More importantly, you need a bone density & blood tests including vitamin D level followed by treatment for osteoporosis in order to avoid more fractures. Your L3 fracture may be treated with a brace or Kyphoplasty.
Take vitamin D and keep your level around 50 or greater. ...Read more

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Is Florinef (fludrocortisone) 0.05 mg daily bad to be on longterm for POTS syndrome? How long is too long? Risk of osteoporosis? Is it better than low dose prednisone?

Is Florinef (fludrocortisone) 0.05 mg daily bad to be on longterm for POTS syndrome? How long is too long? Risk of osteoporosis? Is it better than low dose prednisone?

Ask your doctor: Postural Orthostasis maybe helped by florinef (fludrocortisone). As it seems you know it is not without risk. You need and deserve to have a full conversation with the prescribing physician not just a text commentary. That being said, there ARE other choices- usually more costly, but anything beats ffeeling woozy or passing out right? I personally would take it for a time. Hope this helps- stay well ...Read more

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I have vit d deficiency it was (7ng/ml) I have osteoporosis and erectile dysfunction, how much vit D3 dose should I take and for how long? Is it safe?

I have vit d deficiency it was (7ng/ml) I have osteoporosis and erectile dysfunction, how much vit D3 dose should I take and for how long? Is it safe?

10, 000 iu D3 at 1st: I advise you take 10, 000 iu of vit d3 a day for 2-3 months then recheck your levels. Your goal is to get to 60-80 ng/ml ; you can adjust your dose as needed to maintain that- see https://www. Vitamindcouncil. Org/further-topics/i-tested-my-vitamin-d-level-what-do-my-results-mean/. Once you find the dose that maintains you at 60-80 you should continue to take it indefinitely. Most need 6-8000 iu/day. ...Read more

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How common is osteoporosis with long term use of lovenox. I have recurred twice (pe, leg thrombosis) on Coumadin (warfarin) and my doctor has me on lovenox?

How common is osteoporosis with long term use of lovenox. I have recurred twice (pe, leg thrombosis) on Coumadin (warfarin) and my doctor has me on lovenox?

Not common: I have not heard of osteoporosis as a complication from lovenox (enoxaparin). In terms of your blood clots, has your doctor done a work up for a hypercoaguable state? Did he discuss alternative oral anticoagulation with xarelto? ...Read more

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What is osteoporosis?

What is osteoporosis?

Osteoporosis. ..: Osteoporosis is a disease which decreases the density and quality of bones which can cause them to fracture more easily. ...Read more

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What causes osteoporosis?

What causes osteoporosis?

Genetic factors: At age 31 genetic factors and estrogen deficiency would be the most likely causes. Less commonly cortisone or other steroids, anorexia, immobilization, and a variety of drugs such as blockers of stomach acid secretion and antidepressive agents may cause bone loss. Long term vitamin d deficiency may also be a factor. ...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?

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 osteoporosis be treated?

Can osteoporosis be treated?

Osteoporosis treat: Osteoporosis can be treated. At your age it would be unusual to go right to a prescription unless it was severe, you already had fractures, or other medical conditions you might have. For most people your age, a good diet and exercise will go a long way towards good bone health. ...Read more

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How do I treat osteoporosis?

How do I treat osteoporosis?

Exercise, diet &supps: Exercise has been shown to improve bone density. A healthy diet is essential- avoid sweets, sodas, lots of meat, coffee- these acidify your body & leach calcium from your bones! Many supps proven to help- vit d & k most important, also calcium, magnesium, boron, strontium. The drugs don't work well & have side effects!
see http://www. Drdach. Com/wst_page6.Html & http://doctorklaper. Com/answers05.Html. ...Read more

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How is osteoporosis treated?

Osteoporosis.: For osteoporosis, it's weight bearing exercise, calcium and vitamin D3 supplementation, keep your weight down. Medications when necessary would include Fosamax, Actonel or Boniva (ibandronate). You'd need bone density tests every two to three years after you reach the menopause and treat more aggressively with medications dependent on the results. ...Read more

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Do men ever get osteoporosis?

Yes: Men definitely get osteoporosis. In healthy men, by the age of 65 and older the incidence of osteoporosis is essentially the same as a woman. In fact as men age they develop a higher death rate following hip fractures then women. Men need bone density testing also. ...Read more

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Can old men get osteoporosis?

Yes, but why?: Osteoporosis in men can occur from several reasons. Each needs to be\excluded: 1.Low testosterone. 3. Inadequate vit d intake. 4. Inadequate calcium intake.5. Taking certain drugs, like corticosteroids. 6. Sedentary life-style. 7. Renal tubular acidosis. 8. Chronic inadequate human growth hormone secretion. There are others, but you need to find out why, as well as treat! ...Read more