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How can I at age 64 increase my ability to stand straight, run straight, and sit straight without my back hurting. To the surprise of my physician, i was diagnosed with osteoporosis at age 40. Ever since then, i've taken medication to build bone; dependin
You : You may want to consider a personal trainer who is experienced with your age group to advise you on a strengthening program, even weight lifting. Yoga can also be very helpful for posture and strengthening. Be sure to get professional advice though so that you don't incur an injury.
I believe i can feel my severe osteoporosis in my spine, my doctor says you cannot feel osteoporosis, which is true?
Many: Start first with your primary care physician. He/she is the one who knows you best. If necessary, she/he will refer you to the appropriate specialist (endo, gyn, rheumatologists, orthopedic, women health...). It's very important to try to find the cause of the osteoporosis rather than just jump directly to treatment.See 3 more doctor answers
My doctor thinks I might have osteoporosis. Wants more info to confirm, but I am worried. What exactly is it?
Dexa scan: Osteoporosis is very common in both women and men as we get older. Women tend to start losing bone earlier then men particularly at menopause. A DEXA scan is the test for bone loss. It is a simple xray test that is not painful and takes minutes. Some labs may be ordered such as a clacium and vitamin d levels. The most important risk to osteoporosis is bone fractures but many drugs are available.See 1 more doctor answer
If severe osteoporosis which is secondary was left untreated, what is the worse that can happen? And why would a doctor not treat it?
Fractures: The worst that could happen is a hip fracture which can be very difficult to heal and limits mobility greatly or compression fractures of the spine which leads to chronic pain. It is difficult to say which it was not treated. You should discuss with your dr. And consider seeing a specialist like an endocrinologist to discuss treatment and risk/benefits of treatment.See 1 more doctor answer
Hi I am 60 yrs old weigh 119 pds I have peni not osteoporosis i go for all my doctors every year I do have density in brest. Can evista (raloxifene) help that?
I'm 23.Broke tibia-fibula&had intramedullary nailing a month ago.Doctor told to take alendronic acid once a week.Is it okay? Isn't it 4 osteoporosis?
Might be: Please review his reason with the doctor. Should be a specific reason.See 1 more doctor answer
Postmenop aldronate weekly 2 yrs and osteoporosis getting worse only in hips. Why would doctor prescripe 24 hr urine test and blood work?
Secondary causes: Hi. Your doc is being thorough, knowing that there are many causes of bone loss other than just postmenopausal osteoporosis. She/he is looking for conditions that may have specific treatments that could help prevent further bone loss. I would do the same thing. And practice fall-prevention if at all possible. The hip fracture is the granddaddy of bad fractures. Good luck!
Having pain on right ribs. Is this the side effect of forteo shot i'm taking? I'm taking forteo for osteoporosis. Was taking evista but no longer working. Broke a couple of ribs on the right side on two separate occassions earlier this year. My doctor
Possible: Muscle spasms can be side effect of Forteo but if you broke ribs pain is more likely from that. Broken ribs take a long time to heal and pain may persist for months.See 1 more doctor answer
I can feel tingling in my shin bones, my doctor thinks this is rubbish, I am on strontium ranelate and have severe osteoporosis.
How common is osteoporosis with long term use of lovenox. I have recurred twice (pe, leg thrombosis) on Coumadin (warfarin) and my doctor has me on lovenox ?
If given a bilat oopherectomy and aromatose inhibitors for breast cancer would the doctor know that these can cause osteoporosis & what should she do?
YOU know!: It sounds like you are aware of the risk, so tell your doctor! it is great that you are thinking about this. Yes, you are at risk for losing bone, so you need to know 1. Where you are starting (what your bone density is now) 2. Your vitamin d level, and 3. How much your bone density changes in 1-2 years. Keep up weight-bearing exercise like walking, and keep up the conversation with your doc!See 2 more doctor answers
Is incontinence normal for an 81-year old woman? My dear mother, who also suffers from osteoporosis and mild dementia, is losing control of her bladder. Should we see a doctor about it, or just live with it?
How safe is tooth extraction for someone with osteoporosis? I've read that it increases the chances of breaking your jaw during the procedure, but by how much? I was diagnosed about two years ago, and my doctor says reclast has helped, but my bones are st
Depends: Patients taking bisphosphonates for osteoporosis are at greater risk for osteonecrosis of the jaw from surgical procedures. The injectables or IV meds are most likely to cause problems. The oral meds are not as bad for complications . Your dr. May take you off Reclast (zoledronic acid) for a period of time before the extraction. Please discuss this w your physician and oral surgeon! good luck!See 4 more doctor answers
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