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Medicine For Pregnancy Associated Osteoporosis
Fracture: Osteoporosis in anyone is silent until there is a fracture. Even many spine fractures are silent insofar as the person didn't know they had osteoporosis until an x ray showed collapse of a vertebra or even multiple vertebrae. The classic " doweger hump" can be the only clue to the the diagnosis. In pregnancy this would not likely occur. ...Read more
When your due date arrives, you will be more than ready to have your baby! Most women deliver the baby somewhere between 37 and 42 weeks. According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, only 5% of babies arrive on the exact due date. Approximately 7% of babies are not delivered by 42 weeks, and when that happens, it is referred to ...Read more
6-12 months: Pregnancy associated osteoporosis is usually transient and resolves spontaneously. There's no standard treatment. Symptoms begin in the last trimester of pregnancy. It may persist six months to a year after pregnancy. After you have delivered you may take nonsteroidal anti-inflammatories for it. Make sure you are getting adequate nutrition during and after pregnancy. ...Read more
Calcium: This osteoporosis is short term and not usually treated with potent medications, unless very severe. The diagnosis warrents a bone density exam and consultation with someone versed in osteoporosis. Bone density exams have less radiation than a dental xray and you can be shielded as well. ...Read more
Yes: Osteoporosis can occur after pregnancy due to changes in calcium metabolism and bone reabsorption which provides calcium for the baby. It can increase the risk of fractures but tends to resolve on its own without medicine. It is a good idea to get at least 3 servings of dairy ( for calcium ) daily in the diet and make sure vitamin d level is optimized. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Hi. Am only 34 and only just found out I have secondary osteoporosis. I was due to start second ivf. Is pregnancy a good idea?
Below: Your answer to the question of PG should be addressed by the physicians who are treating you. They have all your medical history and the results of labs and testing. ...Read more
28 yr old diagnosed w severe pregnancy/lactating associated osteoporosis is there anyway to heal my bones without fosamax (alendronate)? Will my bones even return
Yes, a long time: Prior to Fosamax Rx. patients with severe osteoporosis consumed Vitamin D and calcium for long periods of time with very very slow resolution of the disease. Most notably, many patients had spontaneous fractures during the "slow" method of Rx. Thank goodness for Fosamax that can "speed up" the new bone deposition and avoid the consequences of fractures and immobility. ...Read more
Upset stomach.: The most common side effect of anti-osteoporosis drugs is an upset stomach from bisphosphonate (fosamax, actonel, (risedronate) boniva) drugs taken by mouth. This occurs in 5-10% of patients. Bisphosphonate drugs given intravenously may produce fever and muscle aches for 1-2 days in about 40% of patients. Jaw problems and unusual fractures of the thigh bone rarely occur with long-term use of bisphosphonates. ...Read more
I have hip osteoporosis Tscore of -2.8, FRAX of 2.2, started (Bon Viva) with very unpleasant side effects. Any other drugs with less side effects ?
Why would a general medicine internist be favourable vs a rhematologist regarding my secondary severe osteoporosis and various other sec health issues?
Osteoporosis : Both are equally good as internists training include in depth in various sub specielties fields and are very competent in handling such issues. ...Read more
Mostly heartburn: Alendronate is generally well tolerated. Reflux is the most common side effect. It can also cause bone pain, esophageal ulcers or narrowing. The generic alendronate may have more GI side effects because it is not coated. This concern has not been answered adequately enough in large studies. It is very important to discuss these issues with your physician. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Many 2 choose. .: ..from. The proper 1 depends on many factors. Including family history, history of prior fractures, and age is always a factor in the decision making. All have pros & cons, so C an internist who specializes in treating osteoporosis/osteopenia.Hosteopenia.Have a discussion of Rx choices & make Ur decision on hes/her recommendations. ...Read more
Exercise and vit D: Weight-bearing exercises will help strengthen your bones. Calcium and vitamin d supplements also help-i recommend a blood test for vitamin d (25 hydroxy vitamin d), it should be 30 or higher. Some people need much more vitamin d than what is recommended to get their level up to 30. You can use the frax calculator to determine your fracture risk: http://www.Shef.Ac.Uk/frax/tool.Jsp?Country=9. ...Read more
What are alternative ways to treat osteopenia (or osteoporosis) without using prescription drugs?
Osteoporosis: The best way to treat with over the counter medications is with vitamin d supplementation as well as with calcium. Typical diets do not contain enough of these. Also, your skin helps to convert vitamin d into the usable form for your body so be sure to get outside. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
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