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Osteoporosis how do I deal with it in its early stages and how do I go on with normal living?

Osteoporosis how do I deal with it in its early stages and how do I go on with normal living?

Osteoporosis: Hi. There are many great treatments to prevent & treat osteoporosis. Start with healthy lifestyle. Regular weight-bearing exercise, don't smoke, get good nutrition, including adequate calcium and vitamin D intake. Have you had a bone density test? Treatment can be directed by T-score & FRAX score (should be online; uses risk factors to assess fracture risk). Talk with your doctor, & live normally! ...Read more

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Dr. Chevies Newman
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I'm early 30s and have severe osteoporosis in hips, is running a safe exercise?

Maybe: A very important question is why do you have severe osteoporosis at such a young age and what can be done about it. There are new developments in osteoporosis treatment including a new understanding regarding vitamin d deficiency, and newer medications for building bone (forteo). Osteoporosis and running will require a fine balance. You are at increased risk of stress fx or pathologic fx. ...Read more

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Is cycling better or walking as a exercise in early stage of osteoporosis for a 45 year old lady? What else can we do to strengthen knees.

Is cycling better or walking as a exercise in early stage of osteoporosis for a 45 year old lady? What else can we do to strengthen knees.

Osteoporosis: For osteoporosis, it's weight bearing exercise more than aerobic exercise. Also, calcium and vitamin D3 supplementation, keep your weight down. Medications when necessary would include Fosamax, Actonel or Boniva (ibandronate). You'd need bone density tests every two to three years after you reach the menopause and treat more aggressively with medications dependent on the results. ...Read more

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What technique is used to spot early osteoporosis? Is it dual X-ray absorptiometry, bone marrow biopsy, or arthroscopy?

What technique is used to spot early osteoporosis? Is it dual X-ray absorptiometry, bone marrow biopsy, or arthroscopy?

DEXA: Dexa scan is a non-invasive method which involves sending different energy xrays though the hips and lower spine to determine bone density. The t score is used in classifying density as osteopenic (early osteoporosis) or osteoporotic. ...Read more

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My mother have been diagnosed with osteoporosis, loss of lumbar lordosis and early degenerative changes in lumbar spine. What are the treatments?

Physical therapy: Depending on the bone density scan, she may need treatment with calcium, vitamin D, a bisphosphonate like alendronate to stabilize her bone density. Physical therapy and daily exercise with weights are recommended. Discuss with your doctor. For pain, OTC Meds like alive and ibuprofen are helpful. She should also address any risk factors for falls as there is a greater risk of hip or back fracture. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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What causes osteoporosis?

What causes osteoporosis?

Genetic factors: At age 31 genetic factors and estrogen deficiency would be the most likely causes. Less commonly cortisone or other steroids, anorexia, immobilization, and a variety of drugs such as blockers of stomach acid secretion and antidepressive agents may cause bone loss. Long term vitamin d deficiency may also be a factor. ...Read more

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Can men get osteoporosis?

Can men get osteoporosis?

YES!: Yes, men can get osteoporosis. Men at increased risk are those who have been treated with certain medicines including steroids (prednisone) or medicines to treat prostate problems or cancer. Thin men or men with a family history are also at risk. Men can have the same testing as women to determine if they have osteoporosis, it is a simple xray test called a bone density or dexa scan. Get tested! ...Read more

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Can anyone get osteoporosis?

Can anyone get osteoporosis?

Yes anyone can, but-: Everyone will start losing bone density usually after their 20's. However, not everyone will get osteoporosis (bone loss to the point of being at higher risk for hip or back factures.) how quickly you lose it will depend on gender, family history, race, medications taken (especially corticosteroids), weight bearing exercises performed in the past and performing now, etc. ...Read more

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Can osteoporosis be treated?

Can osteoporosis be treated?

Osteoporosis treat: Osteoporosis can be treated. At your age it would be unusual to go right to a prescription unless it was severe, you already had fractures, or other medical conditions you might have. For most people your age, a good diet and exercise will go a long way towards good bone health. ...Read more

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How do I treat osteoporosis?

How do I treat 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 more

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How is osteoporosis treated?

How is osteoporosis treated?

Osteoporosis.: For osteoporosis, it's weight bearing exercise, calcium and vitamin D3 supplementation, keep your weight down. Medications when necessary would include Fosamax, Actonel or Boniva (ibandronate). You'd need bone density tests every two to three years after you reach the menopause and treat more aggressively with medications dependent on the results. ...Read more

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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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How is osteoporosis diagnosed?

How is osteoporosis diagnosed?

Bone density testing: The best test is a bone density test (known as a dxa scan). This painless test measures the density of your bones. Your doctor uses this test to predict the risk of bone fracture in the future. Sometimes a spine or hip xray can show fractures of your spine/vertebra which can indicate undiagnosed osteoporosis but usually the first test is the dxa scan. ...Read more

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Is having osteoporosis serious?

Is having osteoporosis serious?

Yes: Osteoporosis increases the risk of fractures which can lead to chronic back pain, hip fractures are also very serious and have increased morbidity and mortality. In other words people don't do well after hip fracture and may never fully recover. ...Read more

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How is osteoporosis tested for?

How is osteoporosis tested for?

Dexa scan: There are a mber of ways to check for osteoporosis. A simple x-ray alone is not adequate because it can be over it under penetrated to make the bone appear more or less dense than it is. A deca scan is by far the most common test for osteoporosis. In this test, the bone density of you spine, hip, and wrist is compared to normal bone and an age matched control. ...Read more

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What is osteoporosis risk at 80?

Possibly high: Obviously, a person at age 80, will have the potential for bone loss and a higher risk for osteoporosis. All people at 80 do not have osteoporosis, but I would suggest obtaining a dexa scan or bone denisty to see exactly what your bone density is. ...Read more

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What are symtoms of osteoporosis?

What are symtoms of osteoporosis?

None: Often times osteoporosis is diagnosed too late when a fracture occurs. If concerned see your physician and consider a dexa scan. ...Read more

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Dr. PHILIP WALLER
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