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Doctor insights on: Prevacid And Bone Loss

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Does prolia mitigate bone loss and increase bone growth? When used with calcium and strontium?

Does prolia mitigate bone loss and increase bone growth?  When used with calcium and strontium?

Yes: It has benefit even if the calcium or strontium is not used. Studies have shown that calcium has little or no benefit as regards bone growth or preventing bone loss. ...Read more

Bone (Definition)

Bone is a living growing tissue made mostly of collagen (protein that provides soft framework) & the mineral calcium phosphate that adds strength & hardens the framework. Two types of bone are found in the body; cortical (dense compact outer layer) & trabecular (makes up inner layer, ...Read more


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Can heartburn and stomach acid problems cause a loss of appetite and 30lbs of unintentional weight loss in 4 months?

Can heartburn and stomach acid problems cause a loss of appetite and 30lbs of unintentional weight loss in 4 months?

Abnormal : There is something else going on if you have lost 30 pounds without meaning to in 4 months. Heartburn to the point of preventing you from eating is serious enough to warrant close evaluation by a gastroenterologist. ...Read more

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Indigestion and loss of appetite. What van be done?

Indigestion  and loss of appetite. What van be done?

Needs: Evaluation. Loss of appetite and upper gastrointestinal symptoms need to be evaluated by a physician to rule out serious conditions. Take care! ...Read more

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Can loss of height be due to loss of energy resiliency in the disc spaces. Or loss of water, high blood sugar, loss muscle spasticity after psych meds?

Can loss of height be due to loss of energy resiliency in the disc spaces. Or loss of water, high blood sugar, loss muscle spasticity after psych meds?

Unlikely: All the things you suggest as causes are a) unlikely to be the cause of loss of height, and b) extremely unlikely to be caused by psych meds. ...Read more

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Is weight loss in case of esophogus cancer continueous weight loss or weight can go up and down over time?

Is weight loss in case of esophogus cancer continueous weight loss or weight can go up and down over time?

It depends...: Weight loss in patients with Esophageal cancer is related to poor nutrition due to inability to swallow food due to esophageal narrowing or block due to advancing cancer. Unless this obstruction can be relieved(with treatment) or bypassed(gastric/PEG feeding tubes), weight loss is continuous. However weight loss can be reversed early on with adequate treatments using surgery/Radiotherapy and Chemo ...Read more

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Severe appetite loss during chemotherapy and therefore weight loss . 1 stonne lost in 6 weeks . What can be taken to increase appetite or put on weight ?

Severe appetite loss during chemotherapy and therefore weight loss . 1 stonne lost in 6 weeks . What can be taken to increase appetite or put on weight ?

Medical Marijuana: Discuss this w/ your oncologist. It is a common side effect and they'll have possible remedies for your specific chemo that will be safe for you. It's a reason we are seeing more States allow pot for this purpose. It often works very well. Best wishes! ...Read more

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Does dcm cause weight loss and loss of appetite? If so, why?

Does dcm cause weight loss and loss of appetite? If so, why?

It can: The medical term is "cardiac cachexia" - in the advanced stages, people may feel too ill and short of breath to want to eat. Weight loss follows. ...Read more

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Does the tangerine diet work for weight loss over 10 lbs?

Does the tangerine diet work for weight loss over 10 lbs?

It could: Most "diets" will work for certain amounts of weight loss, but there are problems with these fads. Often they are not reasonable to maintain weight loss and people get easily frustrated and give up on their goals, gaining the weight back quickly. The only real diet you should consider is one that involves a dedicated lifestyle change in your eating and exercise plan. ...Read more

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Are there vitamins and minerals that aid in weight loss or appetite suppression?

Are there vitamins and minerals that aid in weight loss or appetite suppression?

No, but take vitamin: There is not a vitamin nor mineral that helps one lose weight, but a person on a weight-loss diet should take one daily over-the-counter "multi-vitamin & minerals", in case his diet is low on a vitamin. Successful weight loss comes from a permanent change in lifestyle and eating habits. If a person eats fewer calories than he needs to live on each day, his body will burn the stored fuel (his fat). ...Read more

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How well does synthetic cow bone work to replace bone loss in gums?

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How well does synthetic cow bone work to replace bone loss in gums?

No such thing: You either have a cow bone (allograft) or synthetic bone. Cow bone usually is harder, and actually are very good bone graft material (they are more expensive than human cadaver bone and synthetic bone). Their bone structure is similar, but more dense than our bone. Upon resorption, they would be replaced by much denser bone fill. All grafting material resorp and replaced by our real bone. ...Read more

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Would an INR level of 10 cause headaches, back ache and stomach ache as well as lose of appetite. Generally feeling unwell?

Would an INR level of 10 cause headaches, back ache and stomach ache as well as lose of appetite. Generally feeling unwell?

Possibly: INR of 10 is never normal and if it still at that level you need it assessed and corrected. This can cause increased risk of bleeding. Please go to the Emergency Room or call 911 ...Read more

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I've been taken Alli for weight loss and my psoriasis is healing up! can fatty foods be linked to it?

I've been taken Alli for weight loss and my psoriasis is healing up! can fatty foods be linked to it?

No: Psoriasis will fluctuate. Sometimes it is possible to identify the cause of exacerbation or remission, frequently not. You list no psoriasis treatment or any other meds. Be happy you are better, hope it lasts. ...Read more

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Digestive issues, navel pain, weightloss (20lbs/1yr), muscle loss, vit d def, loss of appetite, depression, tummy full heavy hurts at night-what can it be?

Digestive issues, navel pain, weightloss (20lbs/1yr), muscle loss, vit d def, loss of appetite, depression, tummy full heavy hurts at night-what can it be?

Gluten sensitivity: This could be gluten or yeast sensitivity leading to inflammation and malabsorption in your GI tract. Try a good probiotic and an elimination diet. However, i always think that ruling out the worst is the best first step, so i recommend a referral by your pcp to a GI specialist. ...Read more

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What's it mean to have bone loss?

What's it mean to have bone loss?

Less bone: We build and lose bone everyday. We build more than we lose until we're around 30 years old. Then we start losing more than we build. Over time, this leads to osteopenia, then osteoporosis, which increases the risk of fracture. ...Read more

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Dr. Arnold Malerman
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Bone (Definition)

Bone is a living growing tissue made mostly of collagen (protein that provides soft framework) & the mineral calcium phosphate that adds strength & hardens the framework. Two types of bone are found in the body; cortical (dense compact outer layer) & trabecular (makes up inner layer, ...Read more


Dr. John Thaler
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Bone Loss (Definition)

non specific, descriptive term encompassing various disorders of abnormal bone turnover, production, or mineralization which result ...Read more