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What other medical risks increase after menopause? I know my risk of osteoporosis has increased now that i've gone through menopause. Are there any other health problems i need to be concerned about as well?
That : That is an excellent question. Cardiovascular risks also increase, for stroke and myocardial infarction (heart attack). Of course eating well and keeping weight under control are helpful, but some physicians also advise that their patients take a baby Aspirin a day, which can help prevent stroke and heart problems. Patients with an Aspirin sensitivity, ulcers, or bleeding problems of course can't take aspirin, but most patients can take a baby Aspirin a day with no problem. Be sure your mammogram and colonoscopies are up to date as well. ...Read more
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
57 year old Asian woman with osteoporosis. Any studies that show that diet & exercise alone can maintain health, i.e., drugs aren't necessary?
Why would a general medicine internist be favourable vs a rhematologist regarding my secondary severe osteoporosis and various other sec health issues?
Osteoporosis : Both are equally good as internists training include in depth in various sub specielties fields and are very competent in handling such issues. ...Read more
I am 44. My health is okay but I am in a wheelchair. I have been dairy free without calcium supplementation for over a year. I have started getting cavities all of a sudden. Is osteoporosis highly likely at this point? My mom has it.
Possibly: Really two separate things. Being in a wheelchair without regular weight bearing and low calcium intake may put you at increased risk for osteoporosis. Cavities are usually not related to osteoporosis, although some component of dental disease can occur if the bone quality of the mandible becomes severely affected. Consider a bone density test to check for osteoporosis. Thanks for question. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
On hydrocortisone since 2009, only 34 & health insurance is telling me to get checked for osteoporosis. Is that correct, how do they test for that?
I take Mag. oxide both for my osteoporosis and constipation. I know it helps with the constipation. I am 70 and in good health and weight. For several months, I have a bowel movement in the morning which is a little soft but not diarrhea but it doesn't
I have all the health risk for having osteoporosis ,small frame bones ,hypothyroidism and genetics my mother has it , does it means I'll have it too?
A bone density test: would tell. If you have bone pains now, get it done now. If not, wait until you enter menopause. In women, osteoporosis becomes an issue the years after the have entered menopause. As of age 60 a bone density scan is typically covered under insurance, before that if you have risk factors. Your family doctor will be able to tell based on your history. ...Read more
I read of many health benefits taking water with lemon juice and a spoon of apple cider vinegar before meal. But is this bad for bones (osteoporosis)?
Medications: Before treating osteoporosis a variety of tests should be done and a history should be taken to determine, if possible, the cause of the problem. A variety of medications can be used to prevent bone loss including estrogen, bisphosphonates and denosumab. For severe osteoporosis teriparatide, a drug which builds bone can be used. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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