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Does low vitamin d cause weight gain? (Haven't taken supplement over5 years) weight:220, age23, height5^1.

Does low vitamin d cause weight gain? (Haven't taken supplement over5 years) weight:220, age23, height5^1.

Weight : No - low vitamin D is not the cause of your height and weight! You need to see both a Gynecologist and a Psychologist. That said, there must be a reason you have such weight and you will be helped by the doctors. Please let me know how things go. ...Read more

Dr. PHILIP WALLER
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Has anyone heard of miacalcin (salmon calcitonin) for osteoporosis?

Has anyone heard of miacalcin (salmon calcitonin) for osteoporosis?

Yes: Miacalcin nasal spray has been used for years bone loss such as osteoporosis. It does have potential side effects but most are minor rather then major problems. Another similar medication is Fortical nasal spray used like Miacalcin for osteoporosis. ...Read more

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Are strontium ranelate and strontium citrate recognised, beneficial treatments for severe osteoporosis?

Are strontium ranelate and strontium citrate recognised, beneficial treatments for severe osteoporosis?

Not approved: These two therapies are under investigation, but have not yet been approved in the us. ...Read more

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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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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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Male 30, osteoporosis. T- score at left femur neck is -2.5 with BMD at 0.747 g/cm2. Can it be cured? On cal, vit d3 and Ibandronic acid medication.

Male 30, osteoporosis. T- score at left femur neck is -2.5 with BMD at 0.747 g/cm2. Can it be cured? On cal, vit d3 and Ibandronic acid medication.

Wow: that is quite unusually bad. Congenital bone problems (familial ricketts) or liver or kidney disease, abnormality of minerals abnormal hormones (hyperparathyroidism) or other secondary cause would be reasonable to look into. In which case, yes, could be cured. ...Read more

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Strontium ranelate, tamoxifen, raloxifene - are the side effects the same regarding dvt, heart attacks etc &which would offer more protection for bone?

Strontium ranelate, tamoxifen, raloxifene - are the side effects the same regarding dvt, heart attacks etc &which would offer more protection for bone?

Raloxifene: Of all the products you mentioned, Raloxifene has the most well established record and is fda approved to improve bone density. Unfortunately, its ability to do so appears weaker than bisphosphanate products, teriparitide (forteo) of prolia. The other products you mentioned are not fda approved bone building products. Strontium is not available in the us as an anti-osteoporotic agent. ...Read more

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Diag psoriatic arthritis, chronic renal stones since age 14, osteoporosis, low vit d, pthand serum ca nor. Comb seem rare. Any idea why ca loss?

Diag psoriatic arthritis, chronic renal stones since age 14,  osteoporosis, low vit d, pthand serum ca nor. Comb seem rare. Any idea  why ca loss?

Related!: Psoriatic arthritis stems from low grade bowel inflammation, and you get resportion of oxalate, which forms calcium oxalate stones, which i sure is what you had. The low vitamin d will decrease calcium absorption until your parathyroid gland is ratched and takes cacium out of bones, which causes osteoporosis. Hope you are taking high dose d3. ...Read more

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How is the osteoporosis medication called strontium ranelate?

How is the osteoporosis medication called strontium ranelate?

Not available in USA: Strontium ranelate is not approved for use in the USA. Studies in Europe suggest it helps prevent fractures but long term safety is an issue. There are better drugs available. ...Read more

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Dr happy with alendronate 70mg & ca -d supplement for severe osteopenia (t-2.3) in spine. Would strontium citrate supplement be helpful too?

Dr happy with alendronate 70mg & ca -d supplement for severe osteopenia (t-2.3) in spine.  Would strontium citrate supplement be helpful too?

Strontium: To my knowledge strontium (ranelate not citrate) is not an approved osteoporosis drug in the usa. Alendronate is a good and safe drug. What matters is how you take it - with water not food - and how long you have been taking it. Standard procedure is to check your t-score every 2 years and many of us recommend stopping therapy if consecutive results show no change. ...Read more

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New Lancet article: Obesity in middle age lowers Alzheimer's risk by a third. New Neurology: Obesity in middle age increases risk fourfold. What gives?

New Lancet article: Obesity in middle age lowers Alzheimer's risk by a third. New Neurology: Obesity in middle age increases risk fourfold. What gives?

Haven't seen either: Article are written many ways and you need to see the article to clarify it. They may have looked at different groups, may have assumes the wrong information, put in misinformation, used different statistical models etc. An in depth analysis may explain this ...Read more

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Stage4Cancer(started in breast mid-late 50s female)do u think "Biotech nutritions-Pure Graviola 1300mg"gelatin free dietary supplement would help her?

Stage4Cancer(started in breast mid-late 50s female)do u think "Biotech nutritions-Pure Graviola 1300mg"gelatin free dietary supplement would help her?

Probably not: Stage 4 breast cancer requires a lot more than just a dietary supplement. Its very important that she follow her oncologists recommendations. If she wants to to try a nutritional adjunct, there are total immersion programs for cancer. Some examples are Dr Lorraine Day's 10 Step Program for Cancer Treatment and Eden Valley Institute of Wellness. These are both great adjunctw. Best wishes! ...Read more

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On testosterone replacement therapy. Good or bad in lieu of jama nov 5 article citing increased cardiac event risk. Trt benefits outweigh risks?

On testosterone replacement therapy. Good or bad in lieu of jama nov 5 article citing increased cardiac event risk. Trt benefits outweigh risks?

Unknown: As is indicated in the article, we need randomized, prospective studies to truly know the risks and benefits of testosterone treatment. The real problem is that as many as 80% of men who are on testosterone, were placed on it for inappropriate reasons, including inadequate testing or misinterpretation of results.Mother nature has a way of striking back when we do inappropriate things to our body. ...Read more

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Rarely drank milk since 13, rare supplements. No milk/supplements in 8 months. Cracking at hips/legs. Is this osteopenia? Age 30, female, sedentary.

Rarely drank milk since 13, rare supplements. No milk/supplements in 8 months. Cracking at hips/legs. Is this osteopenia? Age 30, female, sedentary.

Bones Joints & Life: We grow up thinking bone health is all about milk. And, perhaps as a child or infant that is true. But, as we age bone health is about physical activity: keeping your muscles active and getting enough movement to keep your bones healthy and strong by straining them, using them to move. You are out of shape. You must get up and move and move a lot while eating a diet high in protein. ...Read more