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Osteoporosis And Sudden Severe Pain
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
Not likely: Osteoporosis only causes pain in the case of fracture, which in people with severe osteoporosis can happen with minimal trauma. However, the relationship of the trauma to the fracture, and hence the pain is pretty much immediate. In people with cancers that metastasize to bone, fractures can occur without trauma. See your doctor for an evaluation asap, and talk about taking vitamin d and calcium. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Dr says my 67y mother should take some type of injection to relief her severe pain due to osteoporosis. Is it safe?
Not enough info: Without knowing the name of the medication, it's impossible to comment on its safety or efficacy. In general however, i would assume that if her doctor is recommending it, it is probably safe. I don't think her doctor would suggest something that would be harmful. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have osteoporosis. My dr. Prescribed Nortrptaline and Tramadol as I did not want narcotic pain meds. I've been experiencing rigidity, terrible headache and severe pain. I had already been on Effexor and another antidepressant. She told me these sympt
Concerned: mixing several types of antidepressants with TCA ( nortriptalime) has potential for some serous side effects. If pain and headache started soon after you took new medicine I would stop it and see a doctor or ER. Make sure to bring all of your meds so they can check for interactions. ...Read more
Not completely: Severe osteoporosis can not be reversed, but the calcium and vitamin D levels can change with treatment. The goal with treatment is to increase the bone density enough to prevent fractures. This can be achieved by taking vitamin D and calcium, osteoporosis medications, and exercise. I recommend you see your doctor regarding further treatment. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes: Osteoporosis put you at risk for hip and spine fractures which can be debilitating and possibly life threatening. Fortunately we have many medications that can successfully treat this. Make sure your house is well lit, minimize loose rugs or clutters to decrease chance of falling. Healthy diet, weight bearing exercises, take the med. ...Read more
Are there many women who after ooph and meds develop severe osteoporosis and shouldnt they be monitored?
What meds: Aging, we start loosing bone after 35 years of age, family history of osteoporosis, caucasian, low bmi, taking high risk meds(steriods), menopausal state are risk factors for osteoporosis. Surveillance with bone density scans should start aroound fifty if at risk and after 60 if not at high risk. ...Read more
My hydroxyproline is 93 which is twice the value it should be. I have severe osteoporosis. What does this score mean exactly, thank you?
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