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Doctor insights on: How To Increase Bone Density When Over 60 Years Of Age

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I am 18 years old and have been diagnosed with low bone density for my chronological age. What should I do now?? I'm really scared and worried...

I am 18 years old and have been diagnosed with low bone density for my chronological age. What should I do now?? I'm really scared and worried...

See your primary md: You should be evaluated for any metabolic problems labs should done to evaluate vit d an calcium. At good starting plac. E is a diet rich in calcium containing foods like dark green vegs, dairy like Greek yogurt and supplement with vit d ...Read more

Bone (Definition)

Bone is a living growing tissue made mostly of collagen (protein that provides soft framework) & the mineral calcium phosphate that adds strength & hardens the framework. Two types of bone are found in the body; cortical (dense compact outer layer) & trabecular (makes up inner layer, ...Read more


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I had a bone density test and it said I have generalized skeletal osteopenia. I'm a little worried I'm 56 years old. Is bone loss common at my age?

I had a bone density test and it said I have generalized skeletal osteopenia. I'm a little worried I'm 56 years old. Is bone loss common at my age?

Bone loss is: Accelerated after menopause, . Bone scans are not typically done at this age. Assuming you have no hormonal deficiencies - ie thyroid, you should be taking at calcium and vitamin d. You should exercise, eat a balanced diet, Only your Doctor can decide if you needed a prescription medication and is common in women (and men) as we age. ...Read more

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Bone density test showed I had osteopenia couple of years age. Since test I've had spine surgery with instrumentation. Can I get another test done?

Bone density test showed I had osteopenia couple of years age. Since test I've had spine surgery with instrumentation. Can I get another test done?

Yes: Depends on level of instrumentation on whether your spine will be able to be tested and compared to previous. Hips will still be able to be tested in order to risk stratify you. ...Read more

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I just suffered a non-traumatic rib fracture after 4 years of on and off steroid use. 1) should I worry about my bone density at the age of 26 with the chronic steroid use, and 2) what should I avoid while my rib fracture heals as I am an active physical

I just suffered a non-traumatic rib fracture after 4 years of on and off steroid use. 1) should I worry about my bone density at the age of 26 with the chronic steroid use, and 2) what should I avoid while my rib fracture heals as I am an active physical

Talk to your MD: Chronic steroid use is a major risk factor for bone density loss so talk to your physician about appropriate screening & prevention (secondary). You can also discuss allowable activities with your fracture. ...Read more

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Hi dear, my mother aged 56 years had D12 anterior wedge compression 8 months ago and now is completely on bed. Also scans show low bone density and small oestophytes are seen. Kindly suggest às pain is serve?

Hi dear, my mother aged 56 years had D12 anterior wedge compression 8 months ago and now is completely on bed. Also scans show low bone density and small oestophytes are seen. Kindly suggest às pain is serve?

Vertebroplasty: If the pain is from the compressed vertebra, then Vertebroplasty where cement is introduced into the fractured vertebra to stabilize it. It has been very successful in relieving pain. Osteoporosis can be treated with any number of medication. ...Read more

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What can you tell me about bone density indexes - I am 41 years old - 137 lbs 5' tall?

What can you tell me about bone density indexes - I am 41 years old - 137 lbs 5' tall?

Bone density: Tests are not indicates at your age unless there is juvenile osteoporosis in your family. Normally a baseline is done a year after menopause because estrogen is protective. You do have a risk factor being on thyroid medication. The results are scored and age matched. ...Read more

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I was on copaxon (for ms) for 2 years. Is there a possibility it could have efffected my bone density results?

I was on copaxon (for ms) for 2 years. Is there a possibility it could have efffected my bone density results?

Unlikely: Copaxone has no effect on bone density and is not known to cause osteoporosis, but does cause lipoatrophy, occasional bodily reactions, long term hypertension, and is but a modest ms in general. If you have active ms, you should be treated. Consider using gilenya, a pill, or tysabri (natalizumab) in future. Neither affect bones. ...Read more

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33 percent drop in bone density in two years, due to surgical menopause and meds. Will it continue to drop rapidly?

33 percent drop in bone density in two years, due to surgical menopause and meds. Will it continue to drop rapidly?

There is a rapid: Decline in bone density after menopause du to loss of estrogen. A 33% loss is excessive, however. This may be do to an error in measurement by the device, that is my guess. See if the number is correct, if u have osteoporosis start treating. Low dose estradiol, for those without a contraindication, helps hot flashes and help prevent further loss. Raloxifene at be a good idea if no estrogen. ...Read more

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I took omeprazole for 3 years, if it had effected bone density, will this return to normal upon stopping the medication? Or is that bone loss longterm

I took omeprazole for 3 years, if it had effected bone density, will this return to normal upon stopping the medication? Or is that bone loss longterm

??: There is some data that all meds to reduce stomach acid (h2 antagonists and ppi's which is what Omeprazole is not with Tums (calcium carbonate)) have an increased risk of fracture perhaps this is due to decreased magnesium also a risk with almost all anti seizure meds like Gabapentin please discuss with your doctor and take some vit d (vitamindcouncil. Org). ...Read more

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My 64 years old mom’s bone density reading is -4.0 (osteoporosis level). How much calcium she need to supplement per day?

Not much: Calcium is only 1 mineral in our bones, and we need mg, boron, silica, vanadium etc plus d3 & k2 plus several hormones to make bones grow. ...Read more

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Is it normal to see a drop in bone density from -2.4 to -3.7 (z score -2.6) in two years after ooph and arimidex (anastrozole) and not to be given treatment?

No: I would definitely recommend treatment (probably a bisphosphonate, unless there are contraindications). Some doctors would have started treatment two years ago knowing that you already had osteopenia and were going to start an aromatase inhibitor. I suggest that you see your endocrinologist. ...Read more

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My mother is 81 years old. When she walks, after 10 minutes she felt pain in her hips. The X-ray said her bone density drop. How to remedy? Thank you.

My mother is 81 years old. When she walks, after 10 minutes she felt pain in her hips. The X-ray said her bone density drop. How to remedy? Thank you.

Spinal pathology: Pain in the buttocks, going down the legs after walking for awhile is commonly caused by arthritis in the spine, which presses on the nerves causing the pain. Low bone calcium (osteopenia or osteoporosis) can lead to bone fracture, commonly in the spine (compression fractures) or hip fractures, which hurt with both motion and weight bearing. Hip fracture pain is felt inthe groin. ...Read more

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If a person has osteoporosis due to severe vit d deficiency will calcium supplement helps to increase bone density?

Osteoporosis: If your doctor has not recommended calcium along with vitamin D you might need a doctor who knows a bit more about osteoporosis.

Together these meds will help control your bone health but you might also need osteoporosis medicine.

Please call the International Society for Clinical Densitometry at 860-259-1000. They will point you in the right direction. ...Read more

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How can I increase bone density? Consume more calcium?

Calcium, Vit D: In your age group, the best things to do for bone density is to avoid excessive weight loss, do regular exercise, consume at least 1000 mg of calcium daily (preferably in foods rather than supplements), take about 2000 iu of vit d daily, don't smoke, avoid medications that can lower bone density (steroids, proton pump inhibitors). Also, be aware that DEXA scans in your age group may be inaccurate. ...Read more

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Can advacal help increase bone density?

Can advacal help increase bone density?

Maybe: Some asshole is about you believe to be true there are no wifi approved that is a supportive ...Read more

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How can somebody increase his bone density?

How can somebody increase his bone density?

Avoid those: Things which can decrease bone density such as tobacco, alcohol, inactivity, muscular disorders, arthritis, certain medication such as seizure drugs/cortisone/etc, lung of liver disease. To increase bone density make sure calcium and vitamin d intake are adequate and use weight bearing exercise and keep active. Also, if density low, avoid potential accidents/trauma. Talk w/doc re sex hormone defic. ...Read more

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My bone density increased. Is this a good thing or a bad thing?

Usu good: Unless its just an area of bone sclerosis (arthritis) can cause the numbers to look higher, without any benefit to you (ie. Bone quality not any better). ...Read more

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What's the best way to improve bone density when one's approaching middle age?

What's the best way to improve bone density when one's approaching middle age?

Good nutrition.: There is no way to improve bone density when approaching middle age. Maintaining bone density is done by good nutrition including adequate calcium and vitamin d. Weightbearing is also helpful in preventing bone loss. ...Read more

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How can you increase your bone density after chemotherapy?

How can you increase your bone density after chemotherapy?

Exercise among other: Chemotherapy does take a toll on various body systems and the skeletal system is not immune. If you are young, and depending on the chemotherapy agents used, there is a risk of gonadal failure and low estrogen state, the latter of which can greatly affect bone density. In general, optimizing calcium and vitamin d intake will be very important in addition to weight bearing exercise. ...Read more

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How does evista (raloxifene) increase bone density?

How does evista (raloxifene) increase bone density?

Lowering bone loss: Bone is constantly being broken down for repair and being rebuilt. Evista, (raloxifene) which in bone is similar to estrogen, slows down the cells that breakdown bone, the formation or rebuilding continues so that the density increases. ...Read more

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Please tell me, could taking testosterone supplements increase bone density?

Please tell me, could taking testosterone supplements increase bone density?

Yes: Yes but it also can be dangerous if not being using for the correct medical condition, testosterone deficiency. ...Read more

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Does weight training increase bone density?

Does weight training increase bone density?

Absolutely: Evidence shows that exercise help build and maintain bone density at any age. Studies have seen bone density increase by doing regular resistance exercises such as lifting weights for 20mi, 2-3 times a week. This type of weight-bearing exercise appears to stimulate bone formation via bone stimulation through muscle contraction. ...Read more

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What can be done to help my husband now that we have just been alerted that he has a spine and bone density of a 140 year old man / he is 67?

Get treated: People with osteoporosis have lots of treatment options available, from pharmaceuticals to calcium & vitamin d to strengthening exercises to balance exercises (e.g. Tai chi). One recent study found that elderly people after cataract surgery fell less and suffered fewer broken bones from osteoporosis. Http://j.mp/slzht8. ...Read more

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Is there a way to strengthen the skin over your knuckles and increase bone density?

Is there a way to strengthen the skin over your knuckles and increase bone density?

Bone density: At age 50 you should not have lost much, if any, bone.
Strengthening the skin over your knuckles (how does one do that?) has no effect on your bone density at your age.

Are you male or female?
If female, are you still menstruating? If so, you don't need to worry about your bones unless you have other major problems that could affect your health.

If male there is little need for bone density. ...Read more

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What to do if I want to go for a bone density test to determine my bone age. Can I go polyclinic to ask?

Bone density: Determination and bone age determination are two separate tests, but most hospital imaging departments or outpatient imaging centers can probably do either one. ...Read more

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Osteoporosis caused by severe vit d def in young adults wts recovery time and time increase bone density?

Various patients =: -different periods of time. U must find out why U R V-Deficient. Then supliment, also avoid alcohol, smoking, caffeine. Also bran cereal inhibits calcium absorption. Avoid biking & perform weight bearing exercise. Also weight lifting will prevent myopenia, (muscle mass & strength loss) & is also stressing the non- weight bearing bones & build up bone strength as well. It happens over time & is slo ...Read more

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How can you strengthen the skin over your knuckles and increase bone density?

How can you strengthen the skin over your knuckles and increase bone density?

Bone density: You are unlikely to have any bone density study done in your hands/knuckles.
If you are indeed having hand/skin problems please see a Dermatologist. ...Read more

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Bone Density (Definition)

Bone density (or bone mineral density) is a medical term normally referring to the amount of mineral matter per square centimeter of bones. Bone density (or bmd) is used in clinical medicine as an indirect indicator of ...Read more