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Osteoporosis how do i deal with it in its early stages and how do i go on with normal living?

Osteoporosis how do i deal with it in its early stages and how do i go on with normal living?

Osteoporosis: Hi. There are many great treatments to prevent & treat osteoporosis. Start with healthy lifestyle. Regular weight-bearing exercise, don't smoke, get good nutrition, including adequate calcium and vitamin D intake. Have you had a bone density test? Treatment can be directed by T-score & FRAX score (should be online; uses risk factors to assess fracture risk). Talk with your doctor, & live normally! ...Read more

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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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Is it normal to have side effects taking new osteoporosis meds?

Is it normal to have side effects taking new osteoporosis meds?

Uncommon: Side effects from osteoporosis drugs are generally not common. Symptoms of flu may occur in about 40% of patients who receive their first intravenous infusion of Reclast (zoledronic acid) heartburn occurs in 5-10% of patients taking bisphosphonate pills. Estrogen may cause wight gain, breast tenderness and blood clots. ...Read more

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What is the normal vit d level which is required to treat osteoporosis my 25(oh) d level now is 44.7 ng/ml & what the dose of vit D3 should I take?

What is the normal vit d level which is required to treat osteoporosis my 25(oh) d level now is 44.7 ng/ml & what the dose of vit D3 should I take?

Vit D: You will see that you will get multiple answers on this one. I think whatever you are doing now to keep your level where it is, is fine. More is not always better. If you look at the history of vitamins, each has gone through a wonder-drug phase and then good studies show tht too much is not good. Vit d will follow suit. A well designed study is in the works now. ...Read more

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How we can treat patient with osteoporosis if blood calcium is normal ?

How we can treat patient with osteoporosis if blood calcium is normal ?

Multiple possibiliti: There are now multiple ways and effective treatments for osteoporosis and it depends upon your individual situation. You need a good evaluation from a quality physician. Your serum calcium level is of no significance. If this is for you (a male) at your age, it would be unusual and should receive special expertise. ...Read more

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My lower back cracks when I bend over. Is this a normal part of aging, or a sign of osteoporosis?

My lower back cracks when I bend over. Is this a normal part of aging, or a sign of osteoporosis?

Normal : This is very normal, just like when people crack their knuckles. You're simply moving your joints around and that is what's creating the popping sounds. No worries. ...Read more

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If cortisol can create osteoporosis would you expect the serum calcium to be higher than normal to reflect leached calcium from tissues?

If cortisol can create osteoporosis would you expect the serum calcium to be higher than normal to reflect leached calcium from tissues?

Let me explain: Cortisol reduces bone formation, favoring long-term development of osteoporosis. It transports potassium out of cells in exchange for an equal number of sodium ions (see above).This can trigger the hyperkalemia of metabolic shock from surgery. Cortisol also reduces calcium absorption in the intestine. ...Read more

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Can a doctor tell if I have mild osteoporosis from a normal x-ray?

Can a doctor tell if I have mild osteoporosis from a normal x-ray?

Yes but too late?: Plain xrays will show bone loss when at least 30% of bone has been lost so a normal xray does not mean bone loss is not occurring. A dexa or bone density is a much better test to see if bone loss is occurring. It will show early bone loss much sooner then a plan xray. ...Read more

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With an osteoporosis T-score of -3.5 spine at the age of 53, can I expect a normal life? Or am i going to worsen greatly. I am on strontium ranelate

Your T-score: Shows significant bone loss in the spine and increased risk for fractures. Since strontium ranelate is not approved for use in the U.S., very few american doctors have much experience with the drug. Check w/your prescribing physician. ...Read more

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