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Doctor insights on: Osteoporosis Diseases

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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. ...Read more

Dr. PHILIP WALLER
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Osteoporosis (Definition)

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


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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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