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What are the symptoms of pregnancy-associated osteoporosis?

What are the symptoms of pregnancy-associated osteoporosis?

Fracture: Osteoporosis in anyone is silent until there is a fracture. Even many spine fractures are silent insofar as the person didn't know they had osteoporosis until an x ray showed collapse of a vertebra or even multiple vertebrae. The classic " doweger hump" can be the only clue to the the diagnosis. In pregnancy this would not likely occur. ...Read more

Dr. James Dukelow
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Pregnancy (Definition)

When your due date arrives, you will be more than ready to have your baby! Most women deliver the baby somewhere between 37 and 42 weeks. According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, only 5% of babies arrive on the exact due date. Approximately 7% of babies are not delivered by 42 weeks, and when that happens, it is referred to ...Read more


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How long does it take to treat pregnancy associated osteoporosis?

How long does it take to treat pregnancy associated osteoporosis?

6-12 months: Pregnancy associated osteoporosis is usually transient and resolves spontaneously. There's no standard treatment. Symptoms begin in the last trimester of pregnancy. It may persist six months to a year after pregnancy. After you have delivered you may take nonsteroidal anti-inflammatories for it. Make sure you are getting adequate nutrition during and after pregnancy. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Pregnancy associated osteoporosis?

What is the definition or description of: Pregnancy associated osteoporosis?

See below: Osteoporosis is a condition in which the density of the bone is decreased leading to a weakening of the bone and predisposes one to fracture. There is a type of osteoporosis that is associated with pregnancy and is known as pregnancy associated osteoporosis. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for pregnancy-associated osteoporosis?

Calcium: This osteoporosis is short term and not usually treated with potent medications, unless very severe. The diagnosis warrents a bone density exam and consultation with someone versed in osteoporosis. Bone density exams have less radiation than a dental xray and you can be shielded as well. ...Read more

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Hi dr i want to ask you there is osteoporosis after pregnancy? And its temporarily?

Hi dr i want to ask you there is osteoporosis after pregnancy? And its temporarily?

Yes: Osteoporosis can occur after pregnancy due to changes in calcium metabolism and bone reabsorption which provides calcium for the baby. It can increase the risk of fractures but tends to resolve on its own without medicine. It is a good idea to get at least 3 servings of dairy ( for calcium ) daily in the diet and make sure vitamin d level is optimized. ...Read more

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Hi. Am only 34 and only just found out I have secondary osteoporosis. I was due to start second ivf. Is pregnancy a good idea?

Hi. Am only 34 and  only just found out I have secondary osteoporosis.  I was due to start second ivf.  Is pregnancy a good idea?

Below: Your answer to the question of PG should be addressed by the physicians who are treating you. They have all your medical history and the results of labs and testing. ...Read more

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28 yr old diagnosed w severe pregnancy/lactating associated osteoporosis is there anyway to heal my bones without fosamax (alendronate)? Will my bones even return

28 yr old diagnosed w severe pregnancy/lactating associated osteoporosis is there anyway to heal my bones without fosamax (alendronate)? Will my bones even return

Yes, a long time: Prior to Fosamax Rx. patients with severe osteoporosis consumed Vitamin D and calcium for long periods of time with very very slow resolution of the disease. Most notably, many patients had spontaneous fractures during the "slow" method of Rx. Thank goodness for Fosamax that can "speed up" the new bone deposition and avoid the consequences of fractures and immobility. ...Read more

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How important is it to get a tetanus shot in pregnancy. I haven't had one in 10 years and ethnic background is Indian. No injury, asking as routine ?

How important is it to get a tetanus shot in pregnancy. I haven't had one in 10 years and ethnic background is Indian. No injury, asking as routine ?

Not important: Unless you are injured or have a job or hobby like gardening that could expose you to injury. Ask your GP---I believe it should be covered by your MSP. ...Read more

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Do men ever get osteoporosis?

Do men ever get osteoporosis?

Yes: Men definitely get osteoporosis. In healthy men, by the age of 65 and older the incidence of osteoporosis is essentially the same as a woman. In fact as men age they develop a higher death rate following hip fractures then women. Men need bone density testing also. ...Read more

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Can old men get osteoporosis?

Yes, but why?: Osteoporosis in men can occur from several reasons. Each needs to be\excluded: 1.Low testosterone. 3. Inadequate vit d intake. 4. Inadequate calcium intake.5. Taking certain drugs, like corticosteroids. 6. Sedentary life-style. 7. Renal tubular acidosis. 8. Chronic inadequate human growth hormone secretion. There are others, but you need to find out why, as well as treat! ...Read more

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Help, what system does osteoporosis affect?

The skeleton: Osteoporosis is a disease of decreased bone density that results in pain and increased risk of fracture. The causes of osteoporosis may be due to disorders of the kidneys, intestines, thyroid gland, parathyroid gland, or pituitary gland. Other associated diseases are pagets, myelomo, cancer, myelodysplasia and autoimmune diseases. Osteoporosis is a result of these conditions, not the cause. ...Read more

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How does osteoporosis affect people who have it?

Depends: In the early stages, there might not be any symptoms. Symptoms in late stage of the disease include: bone pain, loss of height, stooped posture or pain from fractures that occur because of the osteoporosis (hip, wrist, vertebra-lower back, neck pain..) you need to be treated if you were diagnosed with osteoporosis. The condition will not get better on its own. ...Read more

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Why does osteoporosis happen more often in women?

Several causes: Women generally have lower peak bone mass than men. At menopause (which men usually don't experience) the fall in estrogen levels leads to accelerated bone loss. They start at a lower level and lose faster -> more osteoporosis. ...Read more

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How can I get osteoporosis in order to lose height?

Why?: Osteoporosis can be a severely debilitating disease, why would you want to get it? Please rephrase the question-i'm not understanding it. ...Read more

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Please tell me what system does osteoporosis affect?

Please tell me what system does osteoporosis affect?

Bone: Osteoporosis is conditions of bones with decrease bone strength , which results in increase in risk of fractures. It is common in postmenopausal women and men greater than 70 years old and screening for osteoporosis is recommended by a special x-ray called dxa scan. ...Read more

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How do I know if I am at risk for getting osteoporosis?

How do I know if I am at risk for getting osteoporosis?

Risk factors?: Menopause is a major risk factor since the loss of estrogen leads to increased bone loss. Other important risks include increasing age, family history, personal history of a fracture, cigarette smoking, use of steroids, low body weight, or alcohol. The frax risk analysis will help you calculate your risk of a fracture within the next 10 years. ...Read more

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Statistics of smokers vs non smokers who get osteoporosis?

Statistics of smokers vs non smokers who get osteoporosis?

Risk factor: Osteoporosis: the effects of smoking on bone health www.Webmd.Com/osteoporosis/...Osteoporosis-7/smoking-cigarettescigarette smoke generates free radicals -- molecules that attack and overwhelm the body's natural defenses -- contributing to bone loss and osteoporosis. ...Read more

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What type of exercises should a person suffering from osteoporosis do?

Weight-bearing: Walking/hiking and resistance exercises such as low-risk weight-lifting would be good choices for you. These allow the bones to maintain their bone density and possibly stimulate a greater a bone density. Although biking and swimming are good exercises, these are not as helpful for someone with diminished bone density. ...Read more

Dr. Terri Washington
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Pregnancy Associated Osteoporosis (Definition)

Osteoporosis is a condition in which the density of the bone is decreased leading to a weakening of the bone and predisposes one to fracture. There is a type of osteoporosis that is associated with pregnancy and is known ...Read more


Dr. PHILIP WALLER
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Osteoporosis (Definition)

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