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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)

A condition in which bones ...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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All osteoporosis blood and urine work up from endocrinologist normal any other ideas on what would cause T-score of -6 in a 28 yr old female?

All osteoporosis blood and urine work up from endocrinologist normal any other ideas on what would cause T-score of -6 in a 28 yr old female?

T-score at -6!: That is an extremely high T-score for any person, independent of age. Are you sure that the T-score was correct as reported? If so, please immediately see an Orthopedist. He/she will be stunned by the result and will carefully look at the data. There is almost certainly an error somewhere. If the bone density data is indeed correct you must very quickly see an Endocrinologist. Let me know result ...Read more

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Hi Dr i took two hours before injection MIACALCIC to treat osteoporosis ..Until now have had a warm body with vomiting and nausea ... Is this normal?

Hi Dr i took two hours before injection MIACALCIC to treat osteoporosis ..Until now have had a warm body with vomiting and nausea ... Is this normal?

Sounds Fishy To Me: One of the listed group of common side effects of Miacalcic(synthetic salmon calcitonin)is nausea and diarrhea,with vomiting picking up the rear.I guess the message here is that,despite how lousy you think your life is,it can always get worse.If this occurs more than 2-3 times and won't go away,or it gets worse,you should stop taking it and let your doctor know.And they say salmon is good for you- ...Read more

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Endocrinologist ordered all blood and urine testing for osteoporosis and all normal! Cant seem to find a reason for a T-score of -6! Only 28 plz help!

Endocrinologist ordered all blood and urine testing for osteoporosis and all normal! Cant seem to find a reason for a T-score of -6! Only 28 plz help!

T-score -6: The first thing I would want to know was why this 28 year old woman needed a bone density test. What medical issues does she have? A T-score of -6.0 is unusual to put it mildly. At which site was this T-score? What were the other T-scores? Would you mind sending me more details at "dansjake@gmail.com" or call me at 313-402-6803 Michael Kleerekoper ...Read more

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62yo mom with osteoporosis has startd taking daily 500mg calcium tablets altho her Sr Cal is normal. Should she take Mg too to avoid Cal in arteries?

62yo mom with osteoporosis has startd taking daily 500mg calcium tablets altho her Sr Cal is normal. Should she take Mg  too to avoid Cal in arteries?

Osteoporosis: Sorry about your mother. There are medications necessary for management of osteoporosis and I hope your mother is being treated properly. Calcium would not hurt. Magnesium is less necessary if at all. Please let me know how things develop. ...Read more

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Is it normal to experience jaw pain as a side effect from taking the prescription drug evista (raloxifene) for osteoporosis?

Is it normal to experience jaw pain as a side effect from taking the prescription drug evista (raloxifene) for osteoporosis?

Jaw pain: It is not normal to experience jaw pain on bisphosphonates (bone hardening drugs) and this can be an early warning side of a rare side effect, osteonecrosis of the jaw (ONJ). See your prescribing physician immediately and he/she may order a CT scan of your jaw. ...Read more

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Hla b27+ and osteoporosis, bone pain, next hi in urine, -ca, na, creatinine, oxalate, citrate, volume.Cerum ca and pth normal. What is the problem & condition?

Not sure: Cannot diagnose you with this information. Consider seeing a bone specialist. But for osteoporosis in general, check vit d levels, and rbc magnesium. Supplement with strontium, boron, d, and magnesium. Cut back any alcohol use. ...Read more

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If vitamin d deficiency is the cause of my premenopausal osteoporosis would taking vitamin d make the bones normal again? I have fractures in my spin

If vitamin d deficiency is the cause of my premenopausal osteoporosis  would taking vitamin d make the bones normal again? I have fractures in my spin

Osteoporosis: You are very young for osteoporosis. Vitamin D is part of what you need. the bones also benefit from Vitamin K, magnesium and many other minerals. It would be very important for you to get in for evaluation to see why you have developed this at such a young age and make sure there is not a reversible cause. ...Read more