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Osteopenia, osteoporosis or brittle bone disease--differences?

Osteopenia, osteoporosis or brittle bone disease--differences?

Genetic or not: Brittle bone disease is an inherited disorder of bone that is called osteogenesis imperfecta. Osteopenia and osteoporosis are disease of the bone where there is decrease density of the bone. This is associated with age, hormonal change, medications, smoking and other issues. Basically the bone cells are out of balance and take away more bone than they replace. ...Read more

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Dr. David Djang
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Can tamoxifen cause osteopenia or osteoporosis?

Can tamoxifen cause osteopenia or osteoporosis?

No: Tamoxifen is a selective estrogen receptor modulator (serm) that is used to treat/prevent breast cancer. Evista (raloxifene) is also a serm and it is used to treat/prevent osteoporosis (it also reduces the risk of invasive breast cancer in at risk women). Tamoxifen does not cause osteopenia or osteoporosis. Tamoxifen has been shown to preserve bone. ...Read more

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How are Fosamax (alendronate) and femur fractures related?

How are Fosamax (alendronate) and femur fractures related?

2 answers: In patients who are truly at high risk for a hip fracture, Fosamax (alendronate) will decrease the risk of a fracture by 50%. However, in about 1 person in 1000-5000 there will be an increased risk because the medication is too strong. The current recommendation by many experts is to not use this type of medication for prevention unless you are high risk for a fracture. ...Read more

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Does prolia mitigate bone loss and increase bone growth? When used with calcium and strontium?

Does prolia mitigate bone loss and increase bone growth?  When used with calcium and strontium?

Yes: It has benefit even if the calcium or strontium is not used. Studies have shown that calcium has little or no benefit as regards bone growth or preventing bone loss. ...Read more

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What problems have to do with vitamin d deficiency other than rickets, osteoporosis and osteomalacia?

What problems have to do with vitamin d deficiency other than rickets, osteoporosis and osteomalacia?

Malabsorption: Certain malabsorption syndromes can lead to this. Also certain areas in the world who lack essential vitamins. Also people who do not eat a healthy diet. All adults should take 1000 international units of vitamin d daily. Hope this answers your question. ...Read more

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Can severe anemia and osteoporosis cause darker bones?

Can severe anemia and osteoporosis cause darker bones?

Darker bones: I might have answered this already - not sure. The simple answer is NO! but you need to carefully control your anemia and also have bone density testing. Treatment of anemia should not affect any medicine for osteoporosis if your health and lab bone data is OK ...Read more

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Can all osteoporosis medications build bone?

Can all osteoporosis medications build bone?

No: Not all osteoporosis drugs "build bone." some medications will slow down the breakdown of bone while others will actually build bone. Talk to your doctor about which one is appropriate for you. ...Read more

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If a person has osteoporosis due to severe vit d deficiency will calcium supplement helps to increase bone density?

Osteoporosis: If your doctor has not recommended calcium along with vitamin D you might need a doctor who knows a bit more about osteoporosis. Together these meds will help control your bone health but you might also need osteoporosis medicine. Please call the International Society for Clinical Densitometry at 860-259-1000. They will point you in the right direction. ...Read more

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How should vitamin d deficiency increase the risk of bone fracture?

How should vitamin d deficiency increase the risk of bone fracture?

Vit D nec for bones: Vitamin d and calcium are the necessary for bone health and the lack of either can contribute to osteoporosis. ...Read more

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What is osteopoikilosis (not osteoporosis)?

What is osteopoikilosis (not osteoporosis)?

Osteopoikilosis: Osteopoikilosis is a benign, autosomal dominant sclerosing dysplasia of bone characterized by the presence of numerous bone islands in the skeleton. Osteoporosis causes bones to become weak and brittle — so brittle that a fall or even mild stresses like bending over or coughing can cause a fracture. Osteoporosis-related fractures most commonly occur in the hip, wrist or spine. ...Read more

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Does RA patients have osteoporosis?What is the difference between RA and osteoporosis?

Does RA patients have osteoporosis?What is the difference between RA and osteoporosis?

See below: Ra is an autoimmune disease where your immune system attacks your joints and other organ systems. Osteoporosis is where your bones lose calcium, vit d and become brittle. Osteoporosis can occur in RA as a result of the inflammation contributing to bone lose and the medications used to treat ra. ...Read more

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How do hormones regulate bone remodeling and osteoporosis?

How do hormones regulate bone remodeling and osteoporosis?

Yes hormones work: Female hormones increase bone density, and the maximum increase is between 9 to 15 years of age. Loss of hormones in women and men for any cause produces loss of bone density of 3% per year for the first year or two then 1% per year. ...Read more

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Is actonel (risedronate) good for osteoporosis?

Is actonel (risedronate) good for osteoporosis?

Acto-no: In my experience the patented drudeveloped to improve the bine density scan have not proven to prevent bone fractires. In fact, the black box warning states that these drugs cause brittle bone and increases risk of fracture. The ultimate goal in medicine is to get clinical outcomes while doing no harm. Bio identical hormone replacement has been proven to both produce bone & and stop bone loss. ...Read more

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Can osteoporosis or osteopenia cause severe joint pain?

Can osteoporosis or osteopenia cause severe joint pain?

No: The risk of osteoporosis is fracture. There is loss of bone density, impairment of bone integrity and strength. Loss of structural support and thus risk of fracture. People with both osteoporosis and osteopenia can fracture, but those with osteoporosis have a great risk since their bones are weaker. The joint pain would occur depending on the location of the fracture in a joint. ...Read more

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Diagnosed w/osteoporosis and spinal fractures high risk for more fractures is there anything i can do to gain bone mass w/out scary meds like fosamax (alendronate)?

Yes.: First of all you need a medical evaluation including blood tests to find out why you have osteoporosis. You may have abnormal hormone levels, severely lacking vitamin D, or other problem which can be corrected. Medication named Forteo is the only medication currently available which builds new bone, improves bone quality, and helps with bone healing after a fracture. Fosamax does not. ...Read more

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Are low vitamin d levels, bone loss and breast nodules related?

Are  low vitamin d levels,  bone loss and breast nodules  related?

Yes : They can be, get your d levels up and see what happens. Ideal levels are between 50 and 70. ...Read more

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Can evista (raloxifene) be taken with strontium for osteoporosis?

Can evista (raloxifene) be taken with strontium for osteoporosis?

No due to blood clot: Both Evista (raloxifene) and strontium alone can cause blood clots. The combination has the risk of increasing the risk of blood clots even more. Blood clots can be fatal. There is no good data on the combination, so it's not recommended. ...Read more

Dr. PHILIP WALLER
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