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Dr. Mark Weston Dr. Weston
Orthopedic Surgery - Spine
27 years in practice
University of Nebraska College of Medicine
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Osteoporosis (Definition)

A condition in which bones ...Read more


Dr. Quang Nguyen Dr. Nguyen
Internal Medicine - Endocrinology
years in practice
Midwestern University Arizona College of Osteopathic Medicine
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Is there a treatment for osteoporosis?

Is there a treatment for osteoporosis?

Yes: There are many medications to treat osteoporosis from nasal spray to pills (once/day, once/week, once/month) to injections (daily, every 3 months, every 6 months and yearly). Please talk to your doctor about the most appropriate treatment for you. Regardless of what you choose, it's important to maintain norrmal calcium and vitamin d level. Supplememt if necessary. ...Read more

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Dr. Ki-Hon Lin Dr. Lin
Orthopedic Surgery
21 years in practice
Baylor College of Medicine
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What is the treatment of osteoporosis?

What is the treatment of osteoporosis?

Several options: First is weight bearing exercise, such as walking and/or using light weights, to stress and therefore build bones. Calcium and vitamin d supplements are recommended. Numerous medication options are available, including oral and parenteral bisphosphonates, anabolic agents, nasal calcitonin, etc. Drug holidays have been recommended for patients on bisphosphonates - talk to your physician. ...Read more

Dr. Luis Villaplana Dr. Villaplana
Internal Medicine
31 years in practice
Ponce School of Medicine
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What is the best treatment for osteoporosis ?

We should have one : Of our experts with your answer soon! good luck! ...Read more

Dr. Frederick Singer Dr. Singer
Internal Medicine - Endocrinology
54 years in practice
UC San Francisco School of Medicine
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Is there a good treatment and cure for osteoporosis?

Good treatment.: There are numerous effective treatments for osteoporosis but a cure is seldom achieved if there is a major decrease in bone density. One drug stimulates new bone formation, teriparatide, and numerous drugs prevent bone loss, estrogen, raloxifene, alendronate, residronate, ibandronate, zoledronica acid, and denosumab. In some postmenopausal women calcium and vitamin d supplements are enough to pr. ...Read more

Dr. Mark Galland Dr. Galland
Orthopedic Surgery
28 years in practice
Tulane University School of Medicine
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Is there an ultimate cure/ treatment for osteoporosis?

Is there an ultimate cure/ treatment for osteoporosis?

Osteoporosis: Currently it is better to think of osteoporosis as a condition that 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 or even yearly basis. ...Read more

Dr. Frederick Singer Dr. Singer
Internal Medicine - Endocrinology
54 years in practice
UC San Francisco School of Medicine
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What are available treatment options for osteoporosis?

What are available treatment options for osteoporosis?

Many drugs.: Bisphosphonates are the most commonly used drugs, alendronate, risedronate, ibandronate and zoledronic acid. Denosumab is a newer agent. In postmenopausal women estrogen and Raloxifene are also effective. ...Read more

Dr. Michael Kleerekoper Dr. Kleerekoper
Internal Medicine - Endocrinology
47 years in practice
University of Sydney Faculty of Medicine
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What is the treatment for osteoporosis for young women?

What is the treatment for osteoporosis for young women?

Osteoporosis: Osteoporosis is not common in young women unless there is a specific condition that causes it. Surely if your doctor has ordered a bone density test she/he has put you on the proper medication. If you have not had a test, how do you know you have osteoporosis? Can you provide me with other details please. ...Read more

Dr. Michael Kleerekoper Dr. Kleerekoper
Internal Medicine - Endocrinology
47 years in practice
University of Sydney Faculty of Medicine
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How effective is the treatment of osteoporosis with reclasic?

Reclasic: I don't recognize Reclasic as an osteoporosis drug. Can you please tell me if it has any other name. More important, it is very unusual for a 31 year old to need osteoporosis drugs. Perhaps I have your age wrong. ...Read more

Dr. Thomas Knecht Dr. Knecht
Internal Medicine - Endocrinology
27 years in practice
UC San Diego School of Medicine
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What is the name of the IV treatment for osteoporosis that is done only once a year?

What is the name of the IV treatment for osteoporosis that is done only once a year?

Zoledronate: Hi. The once/year IV treatment for osteoporosis is zoledronate. Don't forget adequate calcium and vitamin D, weight bearing exercise, and no smoking! Good luck and no fractures! ...Read more

Dr. Milton Alvis Jr Dr. Alvis Jr
Preventive Medicine
37 years in practice
The Dental School at The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio
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What's the best treatment for pre menapausale women who are suffering from sever osteoporosis ?

What's the best treatment for pre menapausale women who are suffering from sever osteoporosis ?

Vit D3, ?Ca+2 ?Meds: Bone basically cartilage hardened with ca+2 & po4-2 ions, called hydroxyapatite. Vitamin d3 essential for ca+2 absorption & getting it into bones. Check vitamin d3 level, if low supplement to 50 ng/ml range or > & supplement dietary ca+2 with dairy and/or supplements, citracal one of the best. Bone stress also important (just not enough to break), exercise, not low impact. Biphophanate med option. ...Read more

Dr. Alan Feldman Dr. Feldman
Internal Medicine - Endocrinology
37 years in practice
Pennsylvania State University College of Medicine
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Is secondary severe osteoporosis quicker to respond to treatment once part of the route cause has been stopped such as stopping meds?

Is secondary severe osteoporosis quicker to respond to treatment once part of the route cause has been stopped such as stopping meds?

Possibly: Some secondary causes, such as hyperparathyroidism, malnutrition, respond faster once the problem is alleviated. Steroid use, smoking, hyperthyroidism, can also improve faster, but there tend to be lingering effects so that bone density remains lower than normal. ...Read more

Dr. Stephen Richards Dr. Richards
Obstetrics & Gynecology
38 years in practice
The Ohio State University College of Medicine
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Are the side effects of osteoporosis medication and being miserable everyday worth it? Isn't the treatment sometimes worse than the medical condition?

Are the side effects of osteoporosis medication and being miserable everyday worth it? Isn't the treatment sometimes worse than the medical condition?

Osteo meds: There are several different medications that could be appropriate, some with fewer side effects. The choice of treatment depends on your risk factors and results of your bone density test (severity of bone thinning). The alternative, a broken bone, is no fun either. ...Read more

Dr. Thomas Dowling Dr. Dowling
Orthopedic Surgery - Spine
36 years in practice
Boston University School of Medicine
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What is the best treatment for backbone osteoporosis?

What is the best treatment for backbone osteoporosis?

First identify what : The cause of bone loss is : secondary from thyroid disease, smoking, steroid use, renal disease, etc or primary osteoporosis . Treatment depends on cause but for primary treatment: adequate vitamin d &calcium intake, weight bearing exercise, stopping factors like smoking, & guided medication which are of several categories including Reclast (zoledronic acid) Prolia , Forteo as well as several new ones in pipeline. ...Read more

Dr. Robert Lang Dr. Lang
Internal Medicine - Endocrinology
48 years in practice
Albany Medical College
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What is the best osteoporosis treatment for 85 age lady with collapsing spine?

What is the best osteoporosis treatment for 85 age lady with collapsing spine?

Varies: First, be sure you are getting enough calcium and vitamin d because no treatment will work if you do not have enough of these. After that, it depends on your general health and if you have ever received any treatment in the past. If you already have a 'collapsing spine', you would be best to see a specialist who is an endocrinologist or rheumatologist that treats osteoporosis for an expert opinion. ...Read more

Dr. Chad Boomershine Dr. Boomershine
Internal Medicine - Rheumatology
15 years in practice
The Ohio State University College of Medicine
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What are bone markers for osteoporosis treatment?

What are bone markers for osteoporosis treatment?

Multiple: N-telopeptide in urine is an older one. It is measured on the second voided urine specimen of the day and so is a little complicated to get. C-telopeptide is a newer one that is measured in blood-can be collected anytime so is used more often. If treatment is good, these markers will be low (they are measures of bone turnover). Your 25 hydroxy vitamin d level should also be above 30. ...Read more

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Dr. Peter Ihle Dr. Ihle
Orthopedic Surgery
50 years in practice
University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health
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What are the best treatment options for osteoporosis related spodylosis of neck?

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

Dr. David Sneid Dr. Sneid
Internal Medicine - Endocrinology
37 years in practice
Washington University School of Medicine
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What are the causes, prevention and treatment of migratory transient osteoporosis?

What are the causes, prevention and treatment of migratory transient osteoporosis?

Ck w/osteoporosis so: Transient migratory osteoporosis is a rare condition which can cause chronic pain and is associated with sudden loss of bone density usually in a hip. This is unlike ‘ordinary’ osteoporosis which is only painful when broken bones have occurred. Pain resolves eventually but sometimes reoccurs in another part of the body. Referral to a pain clinic may be necessary to help with the difficult pain. ...Read more

Dr. Kenneth Merriman Dr. Merriman
Orthopedic Surgery
43 years in practice
Wayne State University School of Medicine
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What is an average amount of regained bone per year whilst on osteoporosis treatment?

What is an average amount of regained bone per year whilst on osteoporosis treatment?

Depends: It depends on many factors / what the pt is taking and esp the general condition of the pt as well as of course genetics most osteoporosis rx is directed to lowering the bine loss rate as opposed to building it up the only one that has sig "build up " potential is Forteo also need to optimize vit d level and use calcium supplement the best would be calcium citrate at ~ 600 mg 2 x/ day.Also exerc. ...Read more

Dr. Angus Worthing Dr. Worthing
Internal Medicine
14 years in practice
University of Minnesota Medical School
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Any treatment besides calcium for osteopenia or do you need to wait till osteoporosis?

"FRAX" score helps: Agree with dr. Cabry. Calcium, vitamin d, and also weight bearing exercise are helpful to prevent osteoporosis. Ask your doctor for your frax score (based on demographic information and your DEXA scan results) to see if your risk of fracture is high enough to suggests prescription drugs. ...Read more

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