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How can I prevent bone loss?

How can I  prevent bone loss?

Diet, exercise: Bone loss in premenopausal women can be prevented by proper diet, adequate vitamin d and calcium, exercise, avoidance of cigarettes. Minimal alcohol intake and avoidance of excessive thyroid hormone therapy. ...Read more

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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


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Does menopause cause bone loss?

Yes: Estrogen promotes healthy bones. With menopause, estrogen levels fall. Many women experience a rapid loss of bone in the 1st 2 yrs after menopause. Estrogen therapy (et) starting at the time of menopause can slow down /prevent this bone loss. Starting et much later does not reverse osteoporosis. Promote bone health by taking ca, vit d, participate in weight bearing exercise, and don't smoke. ...Read more

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How much is 50% periodontal bone loss?

Severe: When a dentist refers to 50% periodontal bone loss, they are generally seeing an area where half of the bone that was originally supporting a tooth has been destroyed. Sometimes this bone loss is localized (affecting 1or 2 teeth), but often it is "generalized" meaning that a similar amount of bone has been lost around several or all the teeth in the mouth. ...Read more

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Are there proven ways to help prevent bone loss?

Are there proven ways to help prevent bone loss?

Yes: Adequate calcium and vitamin d intake are important. Numerous studies have shown that estrogen replacement therapy will significantly decrease bone mineral loss. For women who can not or will not take estrogen there are a number of effective medications specifically intended to decrease bone mineral loss. ...Read more

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Does menopause cause bone loss or is it a coincidence?

Yes: At menopause your body stops producing estrogen. The decrease in estrogen is a factor in the development of osteoporosis. Bone loss can be controlled with medication, vit d, calcium, and exercise. You should discuss your risk factors with your pcp and he/she should be able to start appropriate treatment to try to minimize bone loss. ...Read more

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At what stage during periodontitis does bone loss occur?

At what stage during periodontitis does bone loss occur?

Always : By definition periodontitis is bacterial infections that destroy the fibers and supporting bone that hold the teeth in the mouth. Periodontitis is usually the result of poor oral hygiene. Brush at least twice a day, floss daily and get regular dental checkups to improve your oral and general health. Good luck. ...Read more

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How do you know if you've had bone loss due to osteopenia?

How do you know if you've had bone loss due to osteopenia?

A bone density/BTM: A dxa bone density is the best way to identify if you have osteopenia. You will be evaluated with a frax if you do your dxa at the right place. You should get a complete copy of your report including the graphics. This is needed to estimate your fracture risk. The world health organization (who) has developed a fracture risk profile the frax. Bad news medicare has decreased payment too low. ...Read more

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Anything you can do about the bone loss caused by periodontitis?

Yes: A thorough clinical dental examination with the appropriate x-rays is the first step. Depending on the severity of the periodontal problem, whether it is a generalized problem affecting multiple teeth or an isolated problem such as one tooth will determine what treatment can be offered. Treatment can range from maintaining the present bone level to more complicated procedures such as grafts. ...Read more

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Bone Loss (Definition)

Bone loss implies something is lost. What is lost for a multitude of reasons is amount of calcium that gets into the bone matrix. The less calcium in the bones the less bone mass and the higher ...Read more