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Normal Bone Density Percentage
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
Very little!: When the world health organization arbitrarily set a level of bone mineral density (bmd) below which a person was said "to have" osteoporosis, the opportunity was immediately seized by interested parties to declare a range better than that density but adjacent to it as "osteopenia". Above that is called "normal" bmd is a continuum! Normal is normal. Low normal means normal. ...Read more
I took omeprazole for 3 years, if it had effected bone density, will this return to normal upon stopping the medication? Or is that bone loss longterm
??: There is some data that all meds to reduce stomach acid (h2 antagonists and ppi's which is what Omeprazole is not with Tums (calcium carbonate)) have an increased risk of fracture perhaps this is due to decreased magnesium also a risk with almost all anti seizure meds like Gabapentin please discuss with your doctor and take some vit d (vitamindcouncil. Org). ...Read more
Is it normal to see a drop in bone density from -2.4 to -3.7 (z score -2.6) in two years after ooph and arimidex (anastrozole) and not to be given treatment?
No: I would definitely recommend treatment (probably a bisphosphonate, unless there are contraindications). Some doctors would have started treatment two years ago knowing that you already had osteopenia and were going to start an aromatase inhibitor. I suggest that you see your endocrinologist. ...Read more
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 girlfriend has her period on every 21 days. It's regular. She is 27 with hyperthyroidism&low bone density. Is it normal. What maybe the complications?
Normal for her: Each woman has a different menustral cycle and pattern. Some women have short cycles, like 21 cycles. Others have long cycles - 35 cycles. Some women are regular like clockwork. Others are variable every month. Your girlfriend's cycles sound like they are normal for her. There are no complications. ...Read more
2 distal femur stress fx in 7 months. Ortho dx. Docs at a loss for causes. Any ideas? Bone density normal. Normal labs except vit. D
Had bone density test that's normal. But have 4 compression fractures in spine. 50% height loss. 2 hat would cause this. Vit d is a bit low?
Fractures: Normal bone density with four vertebral fractures does not make sense. The bone is my specialty. Hopefully you have had the proper tests done and treatment started. If not you must do so immediately. There some women, about 15 over the last few years while pregnant or 6 months after birth who also have unexpected fractures. See an endocrinologist and orthopedist. ...Read more
23yr f broke both feet 5th metatarsal neck, seeing a podiatrist, is this normal? Should I request a bone density test? Very active; did crossfit/run
5th MT FRACTURE: You should have this followed with serial xrays to monitor alignment and healing. Any family history of fractures? Bone health for women is very important. Calcium supplement, vitamin d and exercise is very important. A bone density test is an excellent idea to evaluate for any early loss of bone mass! -h-. ...Read more
My periodontist found that all of my teeth are loose. There's no pathological reason. Bone density normal. Referred to Rhumatologist. 47 menopausal.
Genes, hormones: Bone density is determined initially by inherited genes, If a parent has low bone density there is a 50% chance each child may also. In women estrogen deficiency causes bone loss. In men testosterone deficiency causes bone loss. Vitamin D deficiency results in poor absorption of calcium and causes bone loss and/or poorly mineralized bone. Steroids, excess alcohol and cigarettes also. ...Read more
For multiple reasons: Achieving the potential peak bone mass during adolescence, and maintaining it during the adulthood is very important for preventing future fractures. There are many diseases, medications, lifestyle habits, and food components can adversely affect the bone density and the bone quality leading to fragility (osteoporotic) fractures. If one takes proactive actions, most of these are preventable. ...Read more
Complicated Question: Depends on age & gender of the person. To improve/maintain bone mineral density, adults need daily, total calcium of ~1, 200 mg, ~2, 000 iu vitamin d, protein, 1 g/kg body wt., & adequate weight-bearing exercises. Fast-walking is the best form of exercise. In the absence of current bone loss or expecting bone loss (disease, medication, surgery), pharmacological therapies are not essential for most. ...Read more
Yes: If there is physical evidence for thin bones as when a man's bones look thin on x-ray or there is a history of fracture with minor injury or there has been a loss of 1.5 inches of height, or if there are other risks for osteoporosis such as long-term treatment with steroids like Prednisone or hormonal treatment for prostate cancer or hyperparathyroidism, DEXA scan absolutely should be done. ...Read more
Not all need a cure.: Calcium and vit d help maintain good bones but studies have not shown they reverse osteopenia in most people. Age 50-60 is when most bone density is lost. After age 50 the loss slows down and many women do not need treatment in this age group. There are a number of medicines for women with significant bone loss, osteoporosis. ...Read more
Incr bone formation: Evidence shows that exercise help build and maintain bone density at any age. Studies have seen bone density increase by doing regular resistance exercises such as lifting weights for 20mi, 2-3 times a week. This type of weight-\bearing exercise appears to stimulate bone formation via bone stimulation through muscle contraction.Space zero gravity is an example of how bone density can be diminished. ...Read more
Avoid those: Things which can decrease bone density such as tobacco, alcohol, inactivity, muscular disorders, arthritis, certain medication such as seizure drugs/cortisone/etc, lung of liver disease. To increase bone density make sure calcium and vitamin d intake are adequate and use weight bearing exercise and keep active. Also, if density low, avoid potential accidents/trauma. Talk w/doc re sex hormone defic. ...Read more
DXA: They employ a dual-energy absorptiometry, or DXA also referred to as DEXA scan using very little radiation. You get a ty score and the lower your score, the weaker your bones are and the risk for fracture is greater. ...Read more
If it puts: You at risk for fracture, it's a very big potential problem. It depends upon where you started, how much the drop is, and where you end up. Talk it over with your doctor re: fracture risk calculators. ...Read more
NO: Even correcting for other factors like diet, etc, blacks and other darker skinned races start with a higher bone density. Caucasians and asians are at higher risk for developing osteoporosis. However, other factors can predispose even darker races to osteoporosis like sedentary life style, poor diet, alcohol, certain drugs amongst others. Men can also develop osteoporosis form multiple factors. ...Read more