Top
10
Doctor insights on: Long Term Effects Of Osteoporosis

Share
1

1
How common is osteoporosis with long term use of lovenox. I have recurred twice (pe, leg thrombosis) on Coumadin (warfarin) and my doctor has me on lovenox ?

How common is osteoporosis with long term use of lovenox.   I have recurred twice (pe, leg thrombosis) on Coumadin (warfarin) and my doctor has me on lovenox ?

Not common: I have not heard of osteoporosis as a complication from lovenox (enoxaparin). In terms of your blood clots, has your doctor done a work up for a hypercoaguable state? Did he discuss alternative oral anticoagulation with xarelto? ...Read more

See 2 more doctor answers
Dr. PHILIP WALLER
1,551 doctors shared insights

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


2

2
What are some eventual problems with osteoporosis that can hurt in the long run?

What are some eventual problems with osteoporosis that can hurt in the long run?

Fractures: Osteoporosis can lead to fractures, especially of the spine or hip. Vertebral fractures lead to pain, loss of height, and decrease in mobility. Hip fractures may require surgery and hospitalization that can lead to complications like pulmonary embolism, loss of independent living, and even death. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
4

4
My 25(oh)d is 41ng/ml, how much vit D3 should I take every day & for how long(i have osteoporosis & thus result after 45 days taking 5000 iu daily.

My 25(oh)d is 41ng/ml, how much vit D3 should I take every day & for how long(i have osteoporosis & thus result after 45 days taking 5000 iu daily.

6-8000 iu, also...: I advise aiming for a level of 50-80, considered optimal by many authorities, and you probably need to take 6-8000 iu/day to reach this. Vit k is esp. Beneficial to take, esp. Since you have osteoporosis, ; make sure you get adequate vit. A as well. See http://bit.Ly/1gnxnk0 , http://bit.Ly/1fnt3ox , http://bit.Ly/1d6mkhq , http://bit.Ly/1a48ofs ; http://bit.Ly/18qtb7y. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
5

5
Have long span final fusion with loosening hardware, told I have osteoporosis, dr. Wants me to go on forteo before he tries to do corrective sx, safe?

Safe and effective: Hi. I agree with your doc. As long as you have no contraindications to its use, Forteo is the best osteoporosis drug available. I ALWAYS do an initial evaluation to make sure that Forteo is OK to use. ...Read more

6

6
How long do you need to take a break from depoprovera to decrease your chances of osteoporosis?

How long do you need to take a break from depoprovera to decrease your chances of osteoporosis?

Depoprovera/bones: It takes approximately 2 1/2 years for the bones to recover in young women and longer in some cases depending on diet and lifestyle. Women using depoprovera lose bone at a rate comparable to menopausal women. ...Read more

9

9
With osteoporosis at t -3.5 is it possible to get back to being at the osteopenia stage and how long would it take with all the right treatments?

With osteoporosis at t -3.5 is it possible to get back to being at the osteopenia stage and how long would it take with all the right treatments?

Variable: It is certainly possible with treatment to improve your bone density and t score. Typically medications and weight bearing exercise (i.e. Walking, using light weight) are recommended. The time period for improvement will vary among patients, but a repeat bone density test is usually obtained every 1 - 2 years. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
10

10
How long is the recovery for osteoporosis knee surgery?

How long is the recovery for osteoporosis knee surgery?

None: There is no surgery for osteoporosis at the level of the knee. If there is osteoarthritis the recovery time depends on the type of surgery performed. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer

Young Health (Definition)

Young Health ...Read more


Old Health (Definition)

Old Health ...Read more