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Risk Of Falling With Osteoporosis
depends: Not sure what you mean by arthritis osteoporosis. Rheumatoid arthritis and its treatment with steroids decreases bone density and strength (osteoporosis) and increases risk of fractures. Being elderly, having low sodium, family history of hip fracture and excessive alcohol intake also increase risk of osteoporosis and broken bones. ...Read more
Currently it is better to think of osteoporosis as a condition where the bone is weakened, and 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 ...Read more
I have been clumsy all my life, tripping and falling down a lot. Now that I have osteoporosis, i’m worried about breaking a bone when I fall. What can I do to improve my poor balance?
Many things: Make sure your osteoporosis is adequately treated. Make sure your calcium and vitamin d level is normal. Supplement if necessary. Remove house hazards that can make you fall: maintain adequate lighting around the house, remove clutters that can make you trip around the house, remove movable carpets/rugs. Install fall guards and handles in bathroom/bathtubs. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can calcium deficiency cause multiple broken arms? 50 # total but osteoporosis only in left leg not arms. Low calcium levels med-high impact falls
Most likely not: Hypocalcemia needs confirmation by measurement of the serum ionized calcium level. When the diagnosis is confirmed by the finding of a serum calcium level lower than 8.2 mg/dl or an ionized calcium level lower than 4.4 mg/dl attention should turn toward seeking the cause. When we find the cause the treatment will directed to that. Heck with endocrinologists. Good luck. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Osteoporosis foods: Eat foods low in salt and high in whole grains, fruits and vegetables. The main idea is to consume plenty of calcium and vitamin d. Limit caffeine, carbonated drinks and alcohol. Some examples: low fat dairy products, yogurts, fish (sardines, salmom, tuna), dark, leafy green vegetables, calcium fortified foods, eggs... ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have recently started playng rugby but during and after my ankles and writs hurt and osteoporosis runs in my family am i at risk and should I keep p?
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