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Is It Normal To Osteoporosis
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Male 30, diagnosed with osteoporosis. Started ibandronic acid 150 mg tab yesterday. Have back, left hip pain from midnight. Can't waIk. Is it normal?
Is it normal to end up with severe osteoporosis t-3.7 after a bi oopherectomy and arimidex, (anastrozole) my dr said it wouldnt happen as i was 50 when operated on?
Hormone replacement : Yes it is possible and not entirely caused by surgery or post resection oophorectomy. ...Read more
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
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
If i take thyroxine to keep my TSH less than 1 but still in the normal range do I risk to develop osteoporosis ?
Not if TSH is normal: If your TSH is.Get a more detailed answer ›
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
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 "firstname.lastname@example.org" or call me at 313-402-6803 Michael Kleerekoper ...Read more
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?
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
What causes stress fx in femur and tibia -ortho dx. No trauma no osteoporosis -bone density scan normal? Bone scan scheduled. What might it show?
Is incontinence normal for an 81-year old woman? My dear mother, who also suffers from osteoporosis and mild dementia, is losing control of her bladder. Should we see a doctor about it, or just live with it?
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