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Why would a general medicine internist be favourable vs a rhematologist regarding my secondary severe osteoporosis and various other sec health issues?

Why would a general medicine internist be favourable vs a rhematologist regarding my secondary severe osteoporosis and various other sec health issues?

Osteoporosis : Both are equally good as internists training include in depth in various sub specielties fields and are very competent in handling such issues. ...Read more

Dr. PHILIP WALLER
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Osteoporosis (Definition)

A condition in which bones ...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 is osteoporosis diagnosed?

How is osteoporosis diagnosed?

Bone density testing: The best test is a bone density test (known as a dxa scan). This painless test measures the density of your bones. Your doctor uses this test to predict the risk of bone fracture in the future. Sometimes a spine or hip xray can show fractures of your spine/vertebra which can indicate undiagnosed osteoporosis but usually the first test is the dxa scan. ...Read more

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Is having osteoporosis serious?

Is having osteoporosis serious?

Yes: Osteoporosis increases the risk of fractures which can lead to chronic back pain, hip fractures are also very serious and have increased morbidity and mortality. In other words people don't do well after hip fracture and may never fully recover. ...Read more

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What is osteoporosis? Who gets it?

Osteoporosis.: Osteoporosis is demineralization (loss of calcium) of the bone. It comes in two types, osteopenia which is the condition of weakening bone which precedes osteoporosis. Risk factors include menopause, immobility, chronic steroid use, hyperparathyroidism, etc. ...Read more

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What are some signs of osteoporosis?

What are some signs of osteoporosis?

Bone fragility: Easy fractures of bone under minimal or normal conditions. Repeated fractures, stress fractures, spinal compression fractures, etc. Loss of height due to spinal compression fractures. Back pain, developing back hump. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of osteoporosis?

What are the symptoms of osteoporosis?

None: Most patients have no symptoms associated with bone loss until a fracture occurs. It is important to obtain a dexa or bone density scan to measure bone density and see if osteoporosis or bone loss is occurring. ...Read more

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What organs are affected by osteoporosis?

What organs are affected by osteoporosis?

Bone: Osteoporosis affects the strength of the bone, and can predispose patients to develop fractures. In severe cases, spinal deformities can develop which can ultimately also affect the heart, lungs, and GI tract. ...Read more

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What increases my chances of osteoporosis?

What increases my chances of osteoporosis?

DIet, no exercise &: An unhealthy diet is the biggest risk for osteoporosis. Sugar, sodas, excessive meat/protein, coffee, alcohol & smoking all acidify your body & leach calcium from bones. Lack of regular exercise & deficiencies of vit d & k also increase risk, as can malabsorption. See http://doctorklaper.Com/answers05.Html & http://www.Drdach.Com/wst_page6.Html. ...Read more

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What is the layman's term for osteoporosis?

What is the layman's term for osteoporosis?

Brittle Bones: Osteoporosis results in "weakening" of the bones often leading to fractures. For this reason it is often described as "brittle bone " disease. ...Read more

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What is the biological cause of osteoporosis?

What is the biological cause of osteoporosis?

Metabolic disease : Osteoporosis is a metabolic disease caused by lack of sunshine, poor quality diets (filled with junk food), lack of exercise, hormonal imbalances, immune system imbalances. ...Read more

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What are the grades or categories of osteoporosis?

What are the grades or categories of osteoporosis?

See below: According to the world health organization. Normal bone is based on standard deviations of bone loss as compared to normal bone. The more negative the number the more bone loss. Normal 0 to -1 standard deviations, osteopenia is -1 to -2.5 standard deviations, and anything more negative then -2.5 standard deviations is osteoporosis. ...Read more

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Is osteoporosis curable?

Is osteoporosis curable?

Osteoporosis: Currently it is better to think of osteoporosis as a condition that 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 or even yearly basis. ...Read more

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Is osteoporosis curable?

Is osteoporosis curable?

Yes and no: Osteoporosis is a disease affect certain people more than others, osteoporosis is preventable for many people, curable in some. ...Read more

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Is prolia best for osteoporosis?

Is prolia best for osteoporosis?

Maybe: Prolia represents a new category of osteoporosis treatment that is effective and has convenient twice yearly dosing. It appears much more effective than the bisphosphonates and rivals Forteo with much more convenience. It is expensive if not covered by your insurance. Whether it is best for you or not depends on many factors which would require more information about a specific patient. ...Read more

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What is osteopoikilosis (not osteoporosis)?

Osteopoikilosis: Osteopoikilosis is a benign, autosomal dominant sclerosing dysplasia of bone characterized by the presence of numerous bone islands in the skeleton. Osteoporosis causes bones to become weak and brittle — so brittle that a fall or even mild stresses like bending over or coughing can cause a fracture. Osteoporosis-related fractures most commonly occur in the hip, wrist or spine. ...Read more

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Is there a surgical procedure for osteoporosis?

Is there a surgical procedure for osteoporosis?

There is no surgery : For osteoporosis, but there are surgery for its complication two surgical treatments, vertebroplasty and kyphoplasty, may relieve pain from spinal compression fractures resulting from osteoporosis. In these procedures, a surgeon injects bone cement through a needle into the crushed spinal bones (vertebrae). If you experience a hip fracture because of osteoporosis, you will need surgery to fix it. ...Read more

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Is the spine deformation from osteoporosis reversible?

Is the spine deformation from osteoporosis reversible?

Not naturally: The increase bedding or widows hump caused from osteoporosis is not naturally reversible. With acute fractures of the thoracic spine, at times a kyphoplasty may be performed to inject bone cement into to collapsed vertebra to build it back up, but long standing multi-level changes are not. ...Read more

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What dietary concerns should be considered if you have osteoporosis?

Several: Hi. Obviously, you need enough calcium and vitamin D. However, you also need to be aware of the toxicity of soda pop (really the dark ones), which contain phosphoric acid. Phosphoric acid prevents intestinal absorption of calcium and presents a metabolic acid load that is bad for bone. Soda pop is poison. This does not apply to barley soda. ...Read more

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Is there a treatment for osteoporosis?

Is there a treatment for osteoporosis?

Yes: There are many medications to treat osteoporosis from nasal spray to pills (once/day, once/week, once/month) to injections (daily, every 3 months, every 6 months and yearly). Please talk to your doctor about the most appropriate treatment for you. Regardless of what you choose, it's important to maintain norrmal calcium and vitamin d level. Supplememt if necessary. ...Read more

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