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Doctor insights on: Risk Of Falling With Osteoporosis

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How much of a risk of osteonecrosis of the jaw is associated with fosamax (alendronate)?

How much of a risk of osteonecrosis of the jaw is associated with fosamax (alendronate)?

Rare, but: It is rare with oral bisphosphonates like Fosamax (alendronate). More common with IV bisphosphonates. However, medicine related osteonecrosis of the jaws (MRONJ) is suck a devastating disease, that precautions are in order for any dental extraction procedure. Oral surgery evaluation recommended for any patient on Fosamaz. ...Read more

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What are the risk factors for arthritis osteoporosis and injuries from falls?

What are the risk factors for arthritis osteoporosis and injuries from falls?

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

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Why is someone with diabetes at higher risk of having cancer?

Why is someone with diabetes at higher risk of having cancer?

Unclear: The exact causal relationship has not been completely defined. But adopting healthy lifestyle changes to help control diabetes may help to decrease cancer risk. ...Read more

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Who is at risk of developing iron deficiency of anemia?

Who is at risk of developing iron deficiency of anemia?

Iron and anemia: The risk is low in this country if you have good nutrition and are not bleeding on a regular basis. I would be very curious as to what prompted a young female to ask this question. ...Read more

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What factors affect or increase the risk of preterm labor with triplets? E.G. Weight, age, etc

What factors affect or increase the risk of preterm labor with triplets?  E.G. Weight, age, etc

Triplets: The biggest risk factor for preterm delivery with triplets is - having triplets. I'm not a maternal-fetal specialist, but as an rei i've seen this alot - the main risk factor is the triplet; age, weight, etc, contribute a very small risk above and beyond. ...Read more

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The chances of osteoporosis as older man?

The chances of osteoporosis as older man?

High: Osteoporosis in men can be a significant problem. The rate of developing it after age 75 goes up dramatically. ...Read more

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What factors increases the risk of diabetes 2 in people?

Multiple: Family history (if your parents, grandparents, kids, or siblings have it), if you ever had gestational diabetes, if you are overweight, if you are sedentary, if you have high cholesterol / blood pressure, and if you eat a high carbohydrate diet. Some things you can control, some things you cannot. Absolutely control the things that you can! ...Read more

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What patients with postmenopausal osteoporosis are at high risk (not all of them, right)?

Brittle bones: Unfortunately, dexa, the standard way to diagnose osteoporosis can only tell the density of bone per volume, not he quality of the bone. Additional risk factors are propensity for falling, smoking, high coffee and carbonated drink intake and poor diet in general. ...Read more

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Does the risk of postnatal depression increase with a history of depression?

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Does the risk of postnatal depression increase with a history of depression?

Hx of Dep.: Very possible, especially with history of repeated bouts of depression. ...Read more

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Can having hyperthyroidism increase your risk of cancer?

Can having hyperthyroidism increase your risk of cancer?

Thyroid cancer: If you are hyperthyroid, the chances of thyroid cancer are low. It is even lower if you have a diffusely enlarged thyroid without any nodules (grave's disease) as opposed to a multinodular goiter. Thyroid cancer tends to not produce hormone. However, this field is somewhat complicated, and you should go with the advice of your endocrinologist. ...Read more

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What increases the risk of having retinopathy of prematurity?

What increases the risk of having retinopathy of prematurity?

Earlier age of birth: The care of premature birth babies is a battle between things known to increase survival including oxygen administration versus the risk of this life-saving oxygen cause retinopathy. No intervention is as good as oxygen and so this is an assumed risk. Treatment for this is possible including bevicizumab. ...Read more

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Is there a higher risk of depression when taking Accutane for those with a history of depression?

Is there a higher risk of depression when taking Accutane for those with a history of depression?

Maybe: The literature varies. Some point to no association, others to a idiosyncratic one... I.E. Hard to predict who would have such a response. However the majority of articles appeared to support some incidence of depression, mania and psychosis, such that treatment of patients with a psychiatric disorder, especially bipolar disorder, appears to pose a higher risk for exacerbation of symptoms. ...Read more

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Which factors affect the risk of bone fracture in older women?

Which factors affect the risk of bone fracture in older women?

Many factors: The important factors are osteoporosis, lack of activity and other health problems she may have. ...Read more

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Why does the risk of acute leukemia increase with age?

Why does the risk of acute leukemia increase with age?

Mutations accumulate: ... during our lifetime in bone marrow stem cells. Like all cancers, leukemia typically requires multiple unlucky mutations to occur in a single cell. With age the chance of a stem cell getting the right combination of mutations goes up exponentially. When we begin life, as a single cell embryo, we start off with a clean slate, free of somatic mutations. ...Read more

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The increased risk of having a child with genetic defects like down syn. Also applies to men over age 40?

The increased risk of having a child with genetic defects like down syn. Also applies to men over age 40?

Yes: The simple answer is yes, but for different and incompletely understood reasons. "advanced paternal age" has been associated with genetic defects in general, though not specifically down syndrome as in women. The reasons remain to be determined, but as with anything else, scientific literature suggests that sperm "quality" degrades over time with increased risk of various defects. ...Read more

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Ischemic stroke at 90, pelvic fracture and cerebral contusion at 92. If risk of bleeding from falling > risk of tia/stroke from clot, baby aspirin ok?

Ischemic stroke at 90, pelvic fracture and cerebral contusion at 92. If risk of bleeding from falling > risk of tia/stroke from clot, baby aspirin ok?

Judgement: There's no answer to your question. No one has collected a series of 5, 000 people like you and tested the two options. This is where having a doctor whom you trust and who knows your history and all about you makes all the difference. (your question exemplifies why computers are never going to be able to practice medicine!). ...Read more

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What are the major risk factors of a copper iud?

What are the major risk factors of a copper iud?

Bleeding: Abnormal bleeding is the most common side effect of copper. Dislodging, travelling upwards into the uterus and rarely causing perforation. ...Read more