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How Vegetarian Eating Reverse Osteoporosis
How can one's food eating habits over time contribute to the development of diabetes, heart disease, osteoporosis, or cancer?
Foods: Clearly there are genetic factors involved but by eating a healthy diet, exercising regularly, not smoking and avoiding toxins you can prevent some or all of these diseases. Just by eating healthy and not being obese you will avoid most of these. Ther are a number of diets and recommendations so you should find what works for you. ...Read more
I am 23 and have osteoporosis and osteopenia due to an eating disorder and steroid use(for CAH) what can I take other than vitamins to correct ?
Prescription medica-: tions for osteoporosis would probably best be managed by the endocrinologist who manages your Congenital Adrenal Hyperplasia. Sign records releases so that he or she can review your labs & DEXA scans prior to your visit. Keep your primary physician & mental health providers in the loop. They are all part of the team that helps you become & stay healthy. ...Read more
Medications: Before treating osteoporosis a variety of tests should be done and a history should be taken to determine, if possible, the cause of the problem. A variety of medications can be used to prevent bone loss including estrogen, bisphosphonates and denosumab. For severe osteoporosis teriparatide, a drug which builds bone can be used. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Dexa scan: There are a mber of ways to check for osteoporosis. A simple x-ray alone is not adequate because it can be over it under penetrated to make the bone appear more or less dense than it is. A deca scan is by far the most common test for osteoporosis. In this test, the bone density of you spine, hip, and wrist is compared to normal bone and an age matched control. ...Read more
Disease: Osteoporosis is a disease where the affected person has low bone mass and deterioration of the bones. This results in fragile bones and and increase in susceptibility to fractures and broken bones. Risk factors: gender (female) and age (post-menopausal). Excercise and calcium supplementation... In children (fortified milk) and young ladies are important, life-long preventive measures. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Several: Several factors increase your risk for osteoporosis and subsequent fracture at an early age: premature menopause, certain medications (pronged steroids, excessive thyroid supplementation, aromatase inhibitors), certain medical conditions (hyperparathyroidism, celiac sprue, rheumatoid arthritis), excessive alcohol use, smoking, eating disorders, and physical inactivity. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Osteoporosis: The list of therapies for osteoporosis is ling. You can find the list on the web. If your doctor has ordered a bone density study and used the result to prescribe a specific medication. If you have not had a bone density test you should not take any osteoporosis drug until you have had your bone density study. ...Read more
Very difficult to do: So. It depends on the cause. If its due to being in a cast for a broken bone, then exercises, under a therapist's supervision would help considerably, to make the bone stronger and usually it can come back towards normal, in young age. Age related (over 50), with post-menopausal status or associated with use of drugs etc, then its getting rid of is difficult. Discuss with your doc.. ...Read more
Risk factor: Osteoporosis is the loss of calcium from bone with subsequent loss of structural strength. Therfore it should be considered a mechanical risk factor as there is no pain unless there is a fracture. Like a disease, osteoprosis has treaments that improve bone density and strength and reduce the risk of fracture. Testing for osteoporosis is considered similar to testing for breast cancer with mammog. ...Read more
To some degree: Once the diagnosis of osteoporosis is made, we first hope therapy will slow down and stabalize bone density. We then hope we will add bone density back. We may not be able to get someone out of the osteoporosis range but with proper treatment, weight bearing exercise, and supplements bone denisty should rise. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Porous bone: Osteoporosis is the most common type of bone disease characterized by thining or loss of density in bones. It put you at risk for fractures, especially the hip, wrist or vertebra. This condition is diagnosed by a dxa scan (bone density scan). Effective treatments are currently available if you indeed were found to have osteoporosis. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Osteoporosis: Osteoporosis can lead to fractures in the spine or the hip, and in the forearm if you trip and break a bone. If you are age 60-65 and have not had a fracture please have a bone density test. Once that is done properly your doctor will tell you if you need medication or not. ...Read more
Not necessarily: A dexa scan is a useful screening exam to diagnose osteoporosis, so a low number on the scan can diagnose osteoporosis. However, a fragility fracture - such as breaking a wrist or a hip with a fall from standing height, can also indicate osteoporosis, regardless of the t-score on a dexa scan. ...Read more
Osteoporosis foods: Eat foods low in salt and high in whole grains, fruits and vegetables. The main idea is to consume plenty of calcium and vitamin d. Limit caffeine, carbonated drinks and alcohol. Some examples: low fat dairy products, yogurts, fish (sardines, salmom, tuna), dark, leafy green vegetables, calcium fortified foods, eggs... ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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