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Risk factor: Osteoporosis is the loss of calcium from bone with subsequent loss of structural strength. Therfore it should be considered a mechanical risk factor as there is no pain unless there is a fracture. Like a disease, osteoprosis has treaments that improve bone density and strength and reduce the risk of fracture. Testing for osteoporosis is considered similar to testing for breast cancer with mammog.
I was diagnosed with osteoporosis, degenerative disc disease and arthritis when I was 34. I am wondering how common this is for my age?
Uncommon: Osteoporosis at that age needs a thorough evaluation to look for underlying causes. It is rarely present without an underlying reason.
How can one's food eating habits over time contribute to the development of diabetes, heart disease, osteoporosis, or cancer?
Foods: Clearly there are genetic factors involved but by eating a healthy diet, exercising regularly, not smoking and avoiding toxins you can prevent some or all of these diseases. Just by eating healthy and not being obese you will avoid most of these. Ther are a number of diets and recommendations so you should find what works for you.
Possibly: The association would be parkinsons patient are limited in mobility which will decrease bone mass. Also dietary deficiencies in parkinsons patients can lead to further bone loss. In 2009 italian researchers found that osteoporosis and osteopenia ocurr in 91% and 61 % in women and men respectively.See 1 more doctor answer
Same thing: Osteoporosis is a metabolic bone disease. There are many other metabolic bone diseases. Metabolic bone disease is a catagory of disease.
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.See 1 more doctor answer
Osteoporosis: There are a number of drugs that prevent further bone loss and some of them may increase your bone mass and strength. Your doctor should already discussed with you. If that hasn't happened please contact your doctor again. If that does not satisfy you have your family or friends refer you to a better doctor.
Unfortunately no: There is no cure for osteoporosis and no cure for paget's disease of the bone. Osteoporosis is part of the aging process, wear and tear- no we have not found any fountain of youth yet. Medication is available to help osteoporosis and paget's disease of the bone- that is intended to help relief bony pain, and for other indication- ie. Abnormal blood test etc. Please discuss w/ your md in detail.
A 30 year old with osteoporosis and underweight dueto GI disease was only given one pill to solve the issue.Should there have been more?
Yes: Yes, they remain at risk for both of these.
Yes: Osteoporosis is a treatable form of metabolic bone disease. Make sure you follow up with your doctor for treatment.
Mom is diagnosed w/osteoporosis & a muscle deterioration disorder, can't build muscle. She's 63 110lbs i'm 38 138lbs. What can I do to protect myself?
Healthy living now: The best thing is healthy living now, to build as much bone and muscle premenopause, and then try to maintain as much as possible into older years. Adequate calcium intake. Vit d (may want to get your level checked). Correct dose of levothyroxine (hyperthyroidism causes bone loss). Exercise. Healthy weight. Low stress.
I have severe osteoporosis -3.7, degenerative disc disease mainly cervical, and lymphadema in arm, what exercises are safe to do?
See physiatrist: A physiatrist, or doctor of physical medicine and rehabilitation, can make specific recommendations for you, taking into account both your other conditions and your goals. Upper extremity exercise used to be thought to be bad for those with lymphedema, but research has shown that it doesn't make it worse- and may help it! your physiatrist will likely have you work with pt to develop a program.See 2 more doctor answers
I am 23 and have osteoporosis and osteopenia due to an eating disorder and steroid use(for CAH) what can I take other than vitamins to correct ?
Prescription medica-: tions for osteoporosis would probably best be managed by the endocrinologist who manages your Congenital Adrenal Hyperplasia. Sign records releases so that he or she can review your labs & DEXA scans prior to your visit. Keep your primary physician & mental health providers in the loop. They are all part of the team that helps you become & stay healthy.
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