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Is osteoporosis a disease or disorder?

Is osteoporosis a disease or disorder?

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.

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How can one's food eating habits over time contribute to the development of diabetes, heart disease, osteoporosis, or cancer?

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.

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Is there a link between Parkinson's disease and osteoporosis?

Is there a link between Parkinson's disease and osteoporosis?

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.

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Metabolic bone disease v. Osteoporosis, what's the difference?

Metabolic bone disease v. Osteoporosis, what's the difference?

Same thing: Osteoporosis is a metabolic bone disease. There are many other metabolic bone diseases. Metabolic bone disease is a catagory of disease.

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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.

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Can osteoporosis be cured after cushing's disease is cured?

Can osteoporosis be cured after cushing's disease is cured?

May be: Potentially yes if osteoporosis is related to steroid toxicity from Cushing's disease.

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Can osteoporosis be reversed after cushing's disease is cured?

Can osteoporosis be reversed after cushing's disease is cured?

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.

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Is there a cure for osteoporosis coupled with Paget's deasease of the bone?

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Is there a cure for osteoporosis coupled with Paget's deasease of the bone?

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.

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Can you tell me how can common disorders such as arthritis, osteoporosis etc affect our mobility and locomotion?

See details: Arthritic effects mobility but either limiting joint range of motion or causing pain with use. Osteoporosis generally does not limit mobility unless there is a fracture.

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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?

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?

?gluten sensitivity: I would check a blood test screening for celiac sprue aka gluten sensitivity. This disease presents with diarrhea and malnutrition and osteoporosis can be part of the picture. The treatment is a gluten free diet.

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Is it true that osteoporosis is an endocrine disorder?

Is it true that osteoporosis is an endocrine disorder?

Yes: Although osteoporosis can be managed by many subspecialties (endocrinology, rheumatology, orthopedics, gynecology, geriatrics, bone metabolism is regulated by several hormones, therefore it is an endocrine disorder.

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Can there be any cure for osteoporosis coupled with Paget's deasease of the bone?

Yes: Paget's disease and osteoporosis are typically treated with the same type of meds called bisphosphonate. However, treatment for pagets requires a higher dosage and can send the disease into remission.

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Can you tell me is osteoporosis a type of metabolic bone disease?

Can you tell me is osteoporosis a type of metabolic bone disease?

Yes: Osteoporosis is a treatable form of metabolic bone disease. Make sure you follow up with your doctor for treatment.

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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?

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.

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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.

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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 ?

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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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.