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Osteoporosis And Stooped Posture
See your doctor: Your doctor can help determine if the "hunched" appearance is simply bad posture, or if you already have compressed backbones due to osteoporosis. S/he can also talk to you about tests for bone loss, and many different treatment options if you have this. If it is just bad posture, exercises may help. However some exercises may worsen the problem if osteoporosis is present. See your doctor first. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Is it possible to correct stooped posture due to Parkinson's disease and if yes where it can be done?
Parkinso + Spine: Due to muscle forces and weakness in other places, the body tends to start to lean forward. If muscle training and exercise are not able to pull you up, an osteotomy (cutting of the spine and putting it back upright) is an option. It's not a quick operation, but patients tend to do really well afterwards, as long as you have tried everything else. Find a doc who does it a lot! u need experience! ...Read more
Is stooped posture can cause low back pain and stomach pain? so i developed in legs prominent veins? Im underweight & i have weak back extensors.
Unclear : it is possible that because you are under-weight, you do boy have sufficient core muscles (abdominals and para-spinals) to keep your posture correct. This in turn may lead to further back problems and stomach problems. I would recommend exercises to strengthen your core. However, you may want to seek the help of good physical therapist to guide you before doing it on your own. ...Read more
Disease: Osteoporosis is a disease where the affected person has low bone mass and deterioration of the bones. This results in fragile bones and and increase in susceptibility to fractures and broken bones. Risk factors: gender (female) and age (post-menopausal). Excercise and calcium supplementation... In children (fortified milk) and young ladies are important, life-long preventive measures. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
To some degree: Once the diagnosis of osteoporosis is made, we first hope therapy will slow down and stabalize bone density. We then hope we will add bone density back. We may not be able to get someone out of the osteoporosis range but with proper treatment, weight bearing exercise, and supplements bone denisty should rise. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Risk factors?: Menopause is a major risk factor since the loss of estrogen leads to increased bone loss. Other important risks include increasing age, family history, personal history of a fracture, cigarette smoking, use of steroids, low body weight, or alcohol. The frax risk analysis will help you calculate your risk of a fracture within the next 10 years. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Vit D,K and others: It takes more than just vit d and calcium. Vit k in the form of mk7, magnesium and trace minerals are important. Strontium can be helpful. Oxaloacetic acid has been shown to slow bone loss. Of course hormones can slow bone loss. Wt bearing and strength exercise are important. There are options besides biphosphonates. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Prevent accidents.: Although a variety of medications can improve bone density prevention of accidents is very important in reducing the risk of fractures. About 90% of hip fractures occur after a fall. So preventing falls is more important than taking medication to prevent hip fractures. ...Read more
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