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Dr. PHILIP WALLER
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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


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What is the difference between osteoporosis and osteoarthritis?

Very different: Osteoporosis refers to thinning of the bones and generally affects the whole skeleton. It is a painless process unless a fracture occurs. Osteoarthritis refers to a painful joint disease due to narrowing of the joints so bone may be rubbing on bone. It may commonly affect the joints of the hips, knees, or hands. ...Read more

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What is the main difference between osteoarthritis & osteoporosis?

What is the main difference between osteoarthritis & osteoporosis?

Bone structure: Osteoporosis is thinning of the bone which can lead to fractures from minor falls. Osteoarthritis is wearing of the cartilage on the end of the bone which leads to pain and disability. ...Read more

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My mother is 52, eats healthy, healthy weight. she has osteoarthritis and osteoporosis. can she excersize and lift weights. what can we for the pain?

My mother is 52, eats healthy, healthy weight.  she has osteoarthritis and osteoporosis. can she excersize and lift weights. what can we for the pain?

Osteoporosis: She needs to discuss the various treatments with the doctor based on her DEXA bone scan and history related to Osteoporosis, etc. She would certainly benefit on starting at least a low impact exercise program. Have her Calcium and 25 OH-Vit D level done to let the Dr. make the best decisions on her treatment regimen. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Will my sister have osteoporosis &or have osteoarthritis? Shes 40s.If my mom has it .Shes smoker nonactive, diet poor&has joint bone pain right side.

Will my sister have osteoporosis &or have osteoarthritis? Shes 40s.If my mom has it .Shes smoker nonactive, diet poor&has joint bone pain right side.

Probably yes: Our health is determined by a combination of genetics ; lifestyle factors. Since your mom has it you are both at increased risk but a healthy diet ; lifestyle can still minimize that risk. Being sedentary, smoking ; poor diet all increase risk so the odds are quite high she will get these- she may already have them! see http://bit.Ly/1a48ofs ; http://bit.Ly/1a2dbdw. ...Read more

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Disuse osteoporosis with bony resorption. What are the ramifications of this osteoarthritis both legs n meniscus tear so i'm in a wheelchair 60% time?

Disuse osteoporosis with bony resorption. What are the ramifications of this osteoarthritis both legs n meniscus tear so i'm in a wheelchair 60% time?

Confusing diagnosis: Disuse osteopenia/osteoporosis can certainly occur secondary to prolonged non-weight-bearing of your lower extremities. It is confusing to me as to why you're in a wheelchair. If you are in a wheelchair 60% of the time, does that mean you're full or partial weight-bearing 40% of the time? The meniscus tear should also not necessitate a wheelchair. I'm confused as to why you utilize a wheelchair. ...Read more

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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

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What is the best way for a woman to prevent osteoporosis?

Supplements: At your age you should take calcium 1200 mg per day and vitamin d3 1000 units per day and do impaction type exercises like running. ...Read more

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What is the diet for a woman who has osteoarthritis and wants to lose weight?

What is the diet for a woman who has osteoarthritis and wants to lose weight?

Lots of vegetables: Simple sugars and processed carbs should be avoided or limited. This includes any flour products. Good fats such as olive oil and coconut oil are fine in sensible amounts. Eat a rainbow of organic vegetables and 3-4 oz protein with each meal 5 hours apart. Consider gluten and dairy free. Google nightshade sensitivity and read about it. ...Read more

Dr. Qamar Khan
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Osteoarthritis (Definition)

Common degenerative problem of cartilage and joints. Simply stated it is wear and tear to a point that the joint no longer can keep up with depositing fresh cartilage and the joint space thins, bone becomes exposed and pailful, bone spurs and deformity may ensue. And ...Read more


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