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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)

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


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I was wondering what are remedies to prevent osteoporosis?

I was wondering what are remedies to prevent osteoporosis?

Be ACTIVE. As the: Activities are the best therapy for preventing ; treating osteoporosis. Cause of osteop needs to be investigated so treatment for it is started. In majority the cause is age, inactivity, loss of hormones ( like after menopause). Specifically some meds can cause it (steroids). Discuss with pcp/internist. Ensure you are taking vit d, calcium, healthy diet with a daily dose of exercises will help. ...Read more

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My mom is 61 years. T-score - 2,7. What drugs should be used for osteoporosis ?

Many 2 choose. .: ..from. The proper 1 depends on many factors. Including family history, history of prior fractures, and age is always a factor in the decision making. All have pros & cons, so C an internist who specializes in treating osteoporosis/osteopenia.Hosteopenia.Have a discussion of Rx choices & make Ur decision on hes/her recommendations. ...Read more

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What are the best treatment options for osteoporosis related spodylosis of neck?

Separate problems: Just because u have cervical spondylosis, it does not mean you have osteoporosis. There r separate treatments 4 each. There is no 1 treatment 4 both. C ur internist 4 eval 4 osteoporosis ; a ortho or spine specialists. ...Read more

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When do you start treatment for osteoporosis post menopause and what are the best options for treatment ?

When do you start treatment for osteoporosis post menopause and what are the best options for treatment ?

Varies on a lot: B4-a treatment 4 osteoporosis in a postmenopausal woman, , many factors need 2 b entered into the equation in order 2evaluate where u r in age, bone bensity, risk factors, family history ; ur past hx of fractures ; falls or fall risk. Then ur internist uses this data ; will decide on a tailored plan 4 u.Just being postmenopausal does not have a universal rx plan.C an internist who treats osteoporos. ...Read more

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Is there an orthopedic surgeon who knows how to fix a cracked hip in a person with osteoporosis?

Most: Hip fracture repairs are one of the most common procedures that adult orthopedists perform in the community. Most adult orthopedists are facile with it. ...Read more

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Can you please define osteoporosis?

Can you please define osteoporosis?

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 more

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Is osteoporosis a reversible condition?

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 more

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How do I know if I am at risk for getting osteoporosis?

How do I know if I am at risk for getting osteoporosis?

Risk factors?: Menopause is a major risk factor since the loss of estrogen leads to increased bone loss. Other important risks include increasing age, family history, personal history of a fracture, cigarette smoking, use of steroids, low body weight, or alcohol. The frax risk analysis will help you calculate your risk of a fracture within the next 10 years. ...Read more

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What do you do if you have advanced osteoporosis?

Teriparatide: If severe osteoporosis is present it is important to determine the cause to see if it is correctible. The most potent medication to treat osteoporosis is teriparatide. ...Read more

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