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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
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
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
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