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Medication for osteoperosis?

Treatment: If you are asking if there are treatments- yes. Otherwise, not sure what you are asking... ...Read more

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What foods are good for osteoperosis?

What foods are good for osteoperosis?

CLCIUM RICH FOODS AN: Calcium rich foods and foods that have vitamin d so that you can absorb the calcium. ...Read more

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Can eating whole grain cause osteoperosis?

Can eating whole grain cause osteoperosis?

Not: Lack of dairy products in your diet, sun exposure (or calcium/phosphorus/vit d) and lack of exercise can cause osteoporosis, if you are generally healthy otherwise at your age. ...Read more

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Do all women suffer from some form of osteoperosis as they get older?

Do all women suffer from some form of osteoperosis as they get older?

No: It's common, and perhaps the majority of woman and indeed all older folks have some bone loss as they get older, but I've autopsied women in their nineties whose vertebral body trabecular bone was as sturdy as a healthy teen's. ...Read more

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I have osteoperosis im 32 yrs old how long before I can't walk?

I have osteoperosis im 32 yrs old how long before I can't walk?

Never: You will always be able to walk. Seek out an endocrinologist and get treated. ...Read more

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Please help! What is the differance between osteoarthritis and osteoperosis?

Please help! What is the differance between osteoarthritis and osteoperosis?

See details: Osteoporosis is loss of bone mineral density leading to an increased risk of fracture. Osteoarthritis is joint damage often from wear and tear over the years. ...Read more

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Heard conflicting advise on calcium dosage for men. What is optimum dose if I have diabetes, osteoperosis & osteomalacia but normal calcium levels?

Heard conflicting advise on calcium dosage for men. What is optimum dose if I have diabetes, osteoperosis & osteomalacia but normal calcium levels?

Don't take calcium: You need to take sufficient vitamin d from sun or supplements to be in the high side of normal. This may require as much as 10, 000 units of vitamin d3 a day. Do not take calcium supplements. All healthy unprocessed food contains calcium and all the other necessary minerals like magnesium.And zinc that you need. Small doses of zinc blocks osteoclasts. Cadmium plays a role in all these problems. ...Read more

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What is the best way to increase bmd, so I can do another surgery to hold my spine w/ hardware? I have osteomalacia & osteoperosis, but normal calcium

YOU SHOULD BE: Discussing that with the doc doing your surgery as that doc may have someone he or she uses to help increase you bmd, in my practice I have pts on many different meds, a good one is prolia- twice yearly subq, or I refer pts for Reclast (zoledronic acid) a once yearly IV infusion, but u need to discuss with your docs as they may ahve one they prefer. ...Read more

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What's the relationship between crps (rsd) and osteoperosis?

What's the relationship between crps (rsd) and osteoperosis?

Immobility causes it: Anytime you are not using your body, muscles or sedentary your bones will weaken and look pale on scan. Tx the rsd and over time with increase activity the bones will strengthen to a stable state. Do not take meds to strengthen the bones, it will make the rsd worse! See my other post on pain issues. ...Read more

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Is it possible for osteoperosis in feet to cause a hot burning skin feeling?

Is it possible for osteoperosis in feet to cause a hot burning skin feeling?

Possible: The possible link I can think of is a vitamin d deficiency. Sometimes, people with vit d deficiency can have weak bones i.E osteoporosis and also have neuropathy symptoms. So check vitamin d levels. ...Read more

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What's the difference between osteoperosis and brittle bone disease?

What's the difference between osteoperosis and brittle bone disease?

Osteoporosis vs OI: Osteoporosis is when the bone becomes weak due to age and decreased calcium metabolism. The bone canal (central portion) becomes wide and thus the bone becomes weak. We usually see osteoporosis is postmenopausal women and older patients. Brittle bone disease is known as osteogenesis imperfecta and is a genetic disorder. ...Read more

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What may cause slightly below norm blood calcium levels over multiple years in a F 27yo with osteoperosis but good calcium intake & sun exposure?

Dr. Ira Katz Dr. Katz
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What may cause slightly below norm blood calcium levels over multiple years in a F 27yo with osteoperosis but good calcium intake & sun exposure?

Complex!: A 27 y.o. with osteoporosis immediately raises the concern for further evaluation. Given a history of an eating disorder if this is still present the Ca on lab reports may not be accurate as the level is effected by Albumin levels which are often low in people with eating disorders causing the Ca to appear low. Can check free Ca. Also need to look at Phos, Mag, Vit D (make sure on enough), iPTH. ...Read more

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I'm taking 50, 000 iu vitamin d monthly for osteomalacia. I also have osteoperosis and diabetes. Should I also take vit D3 daily? If so how much?

I'm taking 50, 000 iu vitamin d monthly for osteomalacia. I also have osteoperosis and diabetes. Should I also take vit D3 daily? If so how much?

Stop D2, Take D3: The 50, 000 iu form of d is vitamin d2. I don't know why doctors prescribe this as research shows it increases mortality by 2% whereas vit d3 reduces mortality by 6%.I advise stopping dangerous d2 & taking d3- most adults need 5-8, 000 iu/day to achieve optimal levels-best to take with vits a&k.See http://articles. Mercola. Com/sites/articles/archive/2011/11/30/taking-the-right-type-of-vitamin-d.Aspx. ...Read more

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Osteoperosis in a 28 yr old female caused multiple compression fractures in spine what can be done to prevent further problems and present probs?

Osteoperosis in a 28 yr old female caused multiple compression fractures in spine what can be done to prevent further problems and present probs?

It is VERY unusual: For a 28 yr old to have multiple compression fractures w/out trauma. There has to be an underlying medical cause, & likely not just osteoporosis (see your PCP). Make sure you don't just have Scheuermann's kyphosis, which a radiologist might mention on a report as compression fractures, when it is actually the normal shape of the vertebra. Typically there is about 3 to 5 consecutive wedged vertebra ...Read more

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I have a quick question. I was diagnosed with spinal sciatia, I was wondering if that could be confused with osteoperosis or osteoarthritis on an MRI?

I have a quick question. I was diagnosed with spinal sciatia, I was wondering if that could be confused with osteoperosis or osteoarthritis on an MRI?

Confused w. others: While spinal sciatica is overdiagnosed on MRI, & can be confused with spondylitis & other conditions, rarely is osteoporosis / osteopenia seen on MRI. The best test for that is a DEXA bone densitometry ("bone density") scan, which is a different test. Arthritis in the spine is called spondylitis. While it can coexist with osteoporosis, it is uncommon. Sciatica should cause shooting pain in legs. ...Read more

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How safe is it to use miacalcin (salmon calcitonin) for osteoperosis treatment?

How safe is it to use miacalcin (salmon calcitonin) for osteoperosis treatment?

Very but it depends!: Miacalcin is fda-approved brand of nasal calcitonin used to treat osteoporosis (http://www. Pharma. Us.Novartis. Com/product/pi/pdf/miacalcin_nasal. Pdf). However, all medications, prescription & otc, as well as dietary supplements & herbs, have side effects. So only take medications, etc if potential benefit outweighs risk of side effects. Question of safety for you needs to be addressed by ur doc. ...Read more

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What is best treatment for 67 yr old male diagnosed with osteoperosis? Eating habits are healthy. I supplement w/cal. And d3. Lost inch + ht. Y me?

What is best treatment for 67 yr old male diagnosed with osteoperosis? Eating habits are healthy. I supplement w/cal. And d3. Lost inch + ht. Y me?

Perhaps testosterone: Get your testosterone level checked. You may benefit from supplemental testosterone.
Also, check your vitamin d level to make sure you are taking enough of it. Some people are very deficient. ...Read more

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I have a lot of hard bumps going up the front part of my shin bone and in terrible pain I have osteoperosis and RA. IS THIS A CONCERN?

I have a lot of hard bumps going up the front part of my shin bone and in terrible pain I have osteoperosis and RA. IS THIS A CONCERN?

May be rheumatoid no: These may be rheumatoid nodules. You need to discuss this with your rheumatologist. I doubt this is related to the osteoporosis. ...Read more

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Left hip/back pain, hurts a lot when put weight on l foot, can barely walk at points. Think may be ciatic n? I have osteoperosis am woried bout spine

Left hip/back pain, hurts a lot when put weight on l foot, can barely walk at points. Think may be ciatic n? I have osteoperosis am woried bout spine

Sciatica: Pain in the distribution as you suggested describes the pattern of the nerve that travels in the leg called the sciatic nerve. The sciatic nerve is not the cause of the pain source, it is the result of an irritated nerve typically in the lumbar spine (low back) which are caused by herniated disks, spinal stenosis or degenerative disc disease requiring further evaluation by a spine specialist. ...Read more

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I can't find a dentist to help me. Do to health issues ie osteoperosis my teeth have thinned and break off at base of gum line. I look HORIBLE. I need to get started now. I have money comming in in about 8 months. But I'm so EMBARRESED I am on Medicare th

Dr. Paul Grin Dr. Grin
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I can't find a dentist to help me. Do to health issues ie osteoperosis my teeth have thinned and break off at base of gum line. I look HORIBLE. I need to get started now. I have money comming in in about 8 months. But I'm so EMBARRESED I am on Medicare th

Dental School: Medicare doesn't typically offer dental coverage. Dental Schools can provide treatment of complex dental cases including patients with special needs or medical complications. The fee is always affordable. Call your local dental school for more information. ...Read more

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After taking evista (raloxifene) for 5 years for osteoperosis, breast cancer developed. Is femara the best choice now?

After taking evista (raloxifene) for 5 years for osteoperosis, breast cancer developed. Is femara the best choice now?

Depends on cancer: Stage and hormone receptor status of the cancer determine what kind of treatment is needed.
If it is early stage and hormone sensitive and you are post-menopausal, Femara (letrozole) is one of the drugs that may be appropriate. ...Read more

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What to do with osteoporose?

What to do with osteoporose?

See your DR for: Treatment. Taking otc caltrate, staying active and exercising would help strengthen your bones. Do something worthwhile and pleasurable to perk u up! Smile and help others in need to fire up your spirit! God bless u! ...Read more

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Which tablet I wiill eat for ostioperesis?

Which tablet I wiill eat for ostioperesis?

Osteoporosis: At your age, I would recommend a good calcium plus Vitamin D supplement - and diet rich in calcium. Weight bearing exercise, and avoiding smoking will also help. ...Read more

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Does eating whole grain may cause osteoperoisis?

Does eating whole grain may cause osteoperoisis?

No way: Whole grain is healthy. Way healthier than junk food!

there is no reason to cause osteoporosis.

Milk, cheese and joghurt provide lots of calcium and are also useful.

Why would you even worry about this issue? ...Read more

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Can you tell me about ideopathic osteoprosis in children aged btweew 7 and 10?

Can you tell me about ideopathic osteoprosis in children aged btweew 7 and 10?

Rare osteoporosis: Idiopathis rare form of osteoporosis typically occurs just before onset of puberty in previously healthy children. The average age at onset is 7 years, with a range of 1 to 13 years. The good news is that most children experience complete recovery of bone. Diagnosis of exclusion when rule out secondary to other causes. Early diagnosis necessary to protect from fractures of spine. ...Read more

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What is osteoporosis?

What is osteoporosis?

Osteoporosis. ..: Osteoporosis is a disease which decreases the density and quality of bones which can cause them to fracture more easily. ...Read more

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What causes osteoporosis?

What causes osteoporosis?

Genetic factors: At age 31 genetic factors and estrogen deficiency would be the most likely causes. Less commonly cortisone or other steroids, anorexia, immobilization, and a variety of drugs such as blockers of stomach acid secretion and antidepressive agents may cause bone loss. Long term vitamin d deficiency may also be a factor. ...Read more

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Can men get osteoporosis?

Can men get osteoporosis?

YES!: Yes, men can get osteoporosis. Men at increased risk are those who have been treated with certain medicines including steroids (prednisone) or medicines to treat prostate problems or cancer. Thin men or men with a family history are also at risk. Men can have the same testing as women to determine if they have osteoporosis, it is a simple xray test called a bone density or DEXA scan. Get tested! ...Read more