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How does immobilization cause osteoporosis?

How does immobilization cause osteoporosis?

Immobilization: Hi. Both weight-bearing and muscle use are good for bone health. You're not weigh-bearing OR using muscles if you're immobilized. Skeletal mass and strength suffer. It appears that the cells that eat away bone (osteoclasts) are relatively more active than the cells that fill the eaten-out bone back in (osteoblasts), so there's a net loss of bone mass and bone architecture & urinary loss of calcium ...Read more

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Dr. PHILIP WALLER
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Osteoporosis (Definition)

A condition in which bones ...Read more


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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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How effective is the treatment of osteoporosis with reclasic?

How effective is the treatment of osteoporosis with reclasic?

Reclasic: I don't recognize Reclasic as an osteoporosis drug. Can you please tell me if it has any other name. More important, it is very unusual for a 31 year old to need osteoporosis drugs. Perhaps I have your age wrong. ...Read more

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How is steroid-induced osteoporosis (siop) treated?

How is steroid-induced osteoporosis (siop) treated?

Several medications.: Steroid-induced osteoporosis can be prevented if a bisphosphonate drug or Forteo is taken during the time of steroid use. If osteoporosis is already present the same drugs would be helpful in preventing further loss but a return to normal bone density would be unlikely. ...Read more

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How aggressive can initial therapy for rheumatoid arthritis be?

How aggressive can initial therapy for rheumatoid arthritis be?

Multiple medications: It is documented that early, agrressive therapy is indicated in RA and results in much better outcome as opposed to delaying agrressive therapy(as was done in the past). Initial therapy would include plaquenil, (hydroxychloroquine) methotrexate, and biologic agents, i.e., enbrel, humira, etc. This approach is supported by long term clinical trials and radiographic evidence. ...Read more

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Best treatment for idiopathic pediatric osteoporosis?

Best treatment for idiopathic pediatric osteoporosis?

Heterogenous conditi: General recommendations are: adequate vitamin d intake (400-800 iu daily); calcium intake (not less than 1200 mg daily); and weight bearing excercise. Treatment should be guided by endocrinologist/metabolic diseases specialist. ...Read more

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Can hormone treatment for prostate cancer cause osteopenia?

Can hormone treatment for prostate cancer cause osteopenia?

Hormone therapy: If you are on a medication that blocks testosterone, you should be on a good calcium and vitamin d supplement and have bone density testing due to bone loss front his med. ...Read more

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How quickly should treatment start for diffuse large b cell lymphoma?

How quickly should treatment start for diffuse large b cell lymphoma?

Fairly quickly: This is a very fast growing disease which in most cases has already caused some damage before it is discovered. It is important to quickly stage the disease and then begin treatment. Your oncologist will know how much time can pass before you start treatment. Everyone is different in this respect and sometimes life's issues (graduations, weddings) can be worked around..And sometimes not. ...Read more

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How quickly can periodontal disease develop?

How quickly can periodontal disease develop?

It depends: It can develop rapidly or slowly depending on the type. Since you are 41, if you have periodontal disease, it may be the aggressive form in the moderate to advanced stages, or the chronic form in the early stages. There is a lot of variability here. A comprehensive periodontal evaluation with proper radiographs should answer your question! ...Read more

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Is secondary severe osteoporosis quicker to respond to treatment once part of the route cause has been stopped such as stopping meds?

Is secondary severe osteoporosis quicker to respond to treatment once part of the route cause has been stopped such as stopping meds?

Possibly: Some secondary causes, such as hyperparathyroidism, malnutrition, respond faster once the problem is alleviated. Steroid use, smoking, hyperthyroidism, can also improve faster, but there tend to be lingering effects so that bone density remains lower than normal. ...Read more

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How many chemotherapy treatment dose it take brain cancer to be done with the treatment

How many chemotherapy treatment dose it take brain cancer to be done with the treatment

As many as needed: There is no single answer, dose and duration depends type of chemo therapeutic agent and type of tumor. ...Read more

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To how much extent panic diorder is curable can you become symptom free after treatment if treated earlier?

To how much extent panic diorder is curable can you become symptom free after treatment if treated earlier?

Yes, panic disorder: is treatable and people get better. If a mental health professional is available, that is the person to see. Books and tapes can help, e.g., Claire Weekes "Hope and help for your nerves." Peace and good health. ...Read more

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How quickly can a neurological disease progress ?

How quickly can a neurological disease progress ?

It depends: It depends on the type of the neurological disease process...A stroke can progress fairly fast or acutely, or in parkinson's disease where cells in the brain die off over time , rather slowly. They may also come and go like the relapsing remitting type of multiple sclerosis ...Read more

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Can HGH therapy work for treatment of secondary amenorrhea?

Can HGH therapy work for treatment of secondary amenorrhea?

Thanks for asking!: Hypothalamic and pituitary disorders have low levels of gonadotropin and estrogen.Hgh has not been indicated for treatment of secondary amenorrhea. In cases of turner's syndrome where recombinent hgh along with estrogen is used as part of standard treatment but not for amenorrhea per say. ...Read more

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How to treat age-related macular degeneration quickly?

How to treat age-related macular degeneration quickly?

Which kind?: Dry/nonexudative macular degeneration has no quick treatment, only areds vitmains. Wet/exudative macular degeneration requires timely injections of medicine directly in the eye (intravitreal avastin, lucentis, (ranibizumab) or eylea). ...Read more

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With treated or untreated dental fluorosis. How effective are the treatment options for fluorosis?

With treated or untreated dental fluorosis. How effective are the treatment options for fluorosis?

Enamel fluorosis. : Enamel fluorosis can manifest itself as mild whitish spots, to more severe brown-yellowish pitting and staining of the teeth. The milder forms often times can be rubbed out via mild pastes that we apply to the teeth. Unforunately the more severe forms generally require a type of bonding or crown restoration. ...Read more

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Can sleep apnea cause hypogonadism? How long for latter to resolve after former successfully treated?

Can sleep apnea cause hypogonadism? How long for latter to resolve after former successfully treated?

Other way around ...: Sleep apnea and other forms of poor sleep don't directly cause hypogonadism, although obesity (linked to sleep apnea) is correlated w/low T b/c excess Estradiol (from obesity) leads to less Free T. That's why we often recommend exercise & weight loss to treat low T. OTOH, TRT can aggravate sleep apnea so sleep should be monitored if you have OSA or are at risk. ...Read more

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How much can treatment for diabetes cost?

How much can treatment for diabetes cost?

Type 2 a few bucks: You must aggressively change your lifestyle. Mobile Health games can help. This platform is just a couple of dollars. walking 10k steps a day. Changing your behavior is HARD! Here is a health game that will help! Commit to tracking your nutrition and weighing in weekly. Losing just 10 pounds can reverse diabetic state. https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/personal-medicine+/id846379884 ...Read more

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Are HCG injections effective for long term treatment of secondary hypogonadism ?

Are HCG injections effective for long term treatment of secondary hypogonadism ?

HCG use: Hello ! There's off label use for everything in the book and that must be one of them. Unless you are pregnant and have secondary hypogonadism ! And that's not possible, except perhaps in the case of Biblical "virgin birth"! Answer: NO thanks ...Read more

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Is there a treatment for osteoporosis?

Is there a treatment for osteoporosis?

Yes: There are many medications to treat osteoporosis from nasal spray to pills (once/day, once/week, once/month) to injections (daily, every 3 months, every 6 months and yearly). Please talk to your doctor about the most appropriate treatment for you. Regardless of what you choose, it's important to maintain norrmal calcium and vitamin d level. Supplememt if necessary. ...Read more

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What is the treatment of osteoporosis?

What is the treatment of osteoporosis?

Several options: First is weight bearing exercise, such as walking and/or using light weights, to stress and therefore build bones. Calcium and vitamin d supplements are recommended. Numerous medication options are available, including oral and parenteral bisphosphonates, anabolic agents, nasal calcitonin, etc. Drug holidays have been recommended for patients on bisphosphonates - talk to your physician. ...Read more

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Is there a good treatment and cure for osteoporosis?

Good treatment.: There are numerous effective treatments for osteoporosis but a cure is seldom achieved if there is a major decrease in bone density. One drug stimulates new bone formation, teriparatide, and numerous drugs prevent bone loss, estrogen, raloxifene, alendronate, residronate, ibandronate, zoledronica acid, and denosumab. In some postmenopausal women calcium and vitamin d supplements are enough to pr. ...Read more

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Is there an ultimate cure/ treatment for osteoporosis?

Is there an ultimate cure/ treatment for osteoporosis?

Osteoporosis: Currently it is better to think of osteoporosis as a condition that 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 or even yearly basis. ...Read more

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What are available treatment options for osteoporosis?

Many drugs.: Bisphosphonates are the most commonly used drugs, alendronate, risedronate, ibandronate and zoledronic acid. Denosumab is a newer agent. In postmenopausal women estrogen and Raloxifene are also effective. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for osteoporosis for young women?

What is the treatment for osteoporosis for young women?

Osteoporosis: Osteoporosis is not common in young women unless there is a specific condition that causes it. Surely if your doctor has ordered a bone density test she/he has put you on the proper medication. If you have not had a test, how do you know you have osteoporosis? Can you provide me with other details please. ...Read more

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How effective is the treatment of osteoporosis with reclasic?

Reclasic: I don't recognize Reclasic as an osteoporosis drug. Can you please tell me if it has any other name. More important, it is very unusual for a 31 year old to need osteoporosis drugs. Perhaps I have your age wrong. ...Read more

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What is the name of the IV treatment for osteoporosis that is done only once a year?

What is the name of the IV treatment for osteoporosis that is done only once a year?

Zoledronate: Hi. The once/year IV treatment for osteoporosis is zoledronate. Don't forget adequate calcium and vitamin D, weight bearing exercise, and no smoking! Good luck and no fractures! ...Read more

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What's the best treatment for pre menapausale women who are suffering from sever osteoporosis ?

What's the best treatment for pre menapausale women who are suffering from sever osteoporosis ?

Vit D3, ?Ca+2 ?Meds: Bone basically cartilage hardened with ca+2 & po4-2 ions, called hydroxyapatite. Vitamin d3 essential for ca+2 absorption & getting it into bones. Check vitamin d3 level, if low supplement to 50 ng/ml range or > & supplement dietary ca+2 with dairy and/or supplements, citracal one of the best. Bone stress also important (just not enough to break), exercise, not low impact. Biphophanate med option. ...Read more

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Is secondary severe osteoporosis quicker to respond to treatment once part of the route cause has been stopped such as stopping meds?

Possibly: Some secondary causes, such as hyperparathyroidism, malnutrition, respond faster once the problem is alleviated. Steroid use, smoking, hyperthyroidism, can also improve faster, but there tend to be lingering effects so that bone density remains lower than normal. ...Read more

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What are bone markers for osteoporosis treatment?

What are bone markers for osteoporosis treatment?

Multiple: N-telopeptide in urine is an older one. It is measured on the second voided urine specimen of the day and so is a little complicated to get. C-telopeptide is a newer one that is measured in blood-can be collected anytime so is used more often. If treatment is good, these markers will be low (they are measures of bone turnover). Your 25 hydroxy vitamin d level should also be above 30. ...Read more

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What is the best treatment for backbone osteoporosis?

What is the best treatment for backbone osteoporosis?

First identify what : The cause of bone loss is : secondary from thyroid disease, smoking, steroid use, renal disease, etc or primary osteoporosis . Treatment depends on cause but for primary treatment: adequate vitamin d &calcium intake, weight bearing exercise, stopping factors like smoking, & guided medication which are of several categories including Reclast (zoledronic acid) Prolia , Forteo as well as several new ones in pipeline. ...Read more

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What is the best osteoporosis treatment for 85 age lady with collapsing spine?

Varies: First, be sure you are getting enough calcium and vitamin d because no treatment will work if you do not have enough of these. After that, it depends on your general health and if you have ever received any treatment in the past. If you already have a 'collapsing spine', you would be best to see a specialist who is an endocrinologist or rheumatologist that treats osteoporosis for an expert opinion. ...Read more

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What are the causes, prevention and treatment of migratory transient osteoporosis?

Ck w/osteoporosis so: Transient migratory osteoporosis is a rare condition which can cause chronic pain and is associated with sudden loss of bone density usually in a hip. This is unlike ‘ordinary’ osteoporosis which is only painful when broken bones have occurred. Pain resolves eventually but sometimes reoccurs in another part of the body. Referral to a pain clinic may be necessary to help with the difficult pain. ...Read more

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Dear, doctor what's new in the treatment of osteoporosis? Thanks

Dear, doctor what's new in the treatment of osteoporosis? Thanks

Prolia: Well, new is a relative term. Prolia is the latest fda approved drug for the treatment of osteoporosis but its been available for over 2 years now. It is the first and only drug of this type to be used for osteoporosis. It was originally used (and still is) for certain cancers. ...Read more

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What are the best treatment options for osteoporosis related spodylosis of neck?

What are the best treatment options for osteoporosis related spodylosis of neck?

Separate problems: Just because u have cervical spondylosis, it does not mean you have osteoporosis. There r separate treatments 4 each. There is no 1 treatment 4 both. C ur internist 4 eval 4 osteoporosis ; a ortho or spine specialists. ...Read more

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What is an average amount of regained bone per year whilst on osteoporosis treatment?

What is an average amount of regained bone per year whilst on osteoporosis treatment?

Depends: It depends on many factors / what the pt is taking and esp the general condition of the pt as well as of course genetics most osteoporosis rx is directed to lowering the bine loss rate as opposed to building it up the only one that has sig "build up " potential is Forteo also need to optimize vit d level and use calcium supplement the best would be calcium citrate at ~ 600 mg 2 x/ day.Also exerc. ...Read more

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Any treatment besides calcium for osteopenia or do you need to wait till osteoporosis?

"FRAX" score helps: Agree with dr. Cabry. Calcium, vitamin d, and also weight bearing exercise are helpful to prevent osteoporosis. Ask your doctor for your frax score (based on demographic information and your DEXA scan results) to see if your risk of fracture is high enough to suggests prescription drugs. ...Read more

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