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My Bone Density Increased Is This A Good Thing Or A Bad Thing
Bone is a living growing tissue made mostly of collagen (protein that provides soft framework) & the mineral calcium phosphate that adds strength & hardens the framework. Two types of bone are found in the body; cortical (dense compact outer layer) & trabecular (makes up inner layer, ...Read more
Bone density: Foods are not the answer. You need a reasonable amount of calcium daily - milk is good for your bones. You also need 1000 or 2000 units of vitamin D a day. They are inexpensive over the counter. Put that all aside. Have you had a bone density test yet - not common or necessary before menopause unless you have clinical evidence of bone loss. ...Read more
Mild effect.: Coffee can increase the amount of calcium lost in the urine. Ingestion of large amounts can be associated with low bone density. One or two cups daily probably has minimal effects. Increasing calcium intake may protect against bone loss in people who drink very large amounts. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes: Any weight bearing exercise has been shown to preserve bone density. Walking is good, but activities like water aerobics & swimming are non-weight bearing and will not help bone health. One of the problems astronauts face is bone density reduction because of prolonged weightlessness. Look for activities that get you up on your feet-golf, dancing, tennis are a few to keep your bones healthy. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Yes: Tea is one of the most healthful beverages and has many benefits. Because green and black tea contain small amounts of fluoride, it increases bone density. Women who drink tea have more bone and fewer fractures than women who do not drink tea. Most herbal teas do not contain fluoride. ...Read more
Are you able to have scoliosis surgery, with a bone density score of -3.1? All other health is good.
No they are not: Related.Get a more detailed answer ›
If the calcium and magnesium levels are good on my lab test, do is still need a bone density test? Are these related or not?
#1=yes, #2 = no.: Serum calcium levels are tightly controlled by a hormone in four tiny glands inside the thyroid gland called parathyroid glands. If calcium levels are abnormal and confirmed abnormal, need to work up for kidney, bone or parathyroid disease. Bone density has no relation to normal calcium levels, so if the test is indicated, do it. Magnesium may become low on diuretics (like potassium), not related. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Just how bad is my hyperparathyroidism on a scale of 1 to 10 where ptu (propylthiouracil) is 164. Urine calcium is 433. Bone density normal.
My dr office called and said to start Fosamax (alendronate) as my bone density test came back not too good. Arent there choices? Shouldn't a patient get consult ?
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