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Symptoms Of Postmenopausal Osteoporosis
Best advice or treatment about Postmenopausal Osteoporosis, and I read in Internet about FOSVANCE. What's your thought about it or any better medicin?
The Rx is determined: By a long work up involving family Hx, fracture Hx, T score & more. There R many meds that R used but the work up is very important in making that decision. Sometimes labs R needed to measure calcium & V-D3 levels in the blood. Also smoking & steroid use is detrimental. So it's not just a simple answer as 2 what Rx 2 use. ...Read more
Meds/exer/fall prev: Osteoporosis - poor bone quality and low bone quality- is very common, esp. In post- menopausal women. 50% may have a fracture after age 50. Calcium, vit. D, stopping cigs, reduce alcohol, fall prevention, wt. Bearing exercise, and medications (hormone therapy or anti- osteo meds are all part of a sensible regimen. Ideal approach is to prevent osteo in one's earlier years but great opportun. Now. ...Read more
I read that premenapausal women can get osteoporosis from tamoxifen, but postmenapausal cannot, is this true?
In certain group: Tamoxifen is preserving bone density/decrease bone loss in postmenopausal women and in women who developed chemotherapy-induced amenorrhea. However, in premenopausal women who continued to menstruate after adjuvant chemotherapy, tamoxifen usage was associated with bone loss. (jco 2006). ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
None usually: Osteoporosis typically does not have symptoms until a fracture occurs and the result will be pain. Other physical changes that occur include loss of height and a stooped posture. More importantly, 20 year old should not have osteoporosis unless caused by meds such as steroids or other medical conditions such as bone disorders, crohns, kidney disease. See a physician who specializes in osteoporosis. ...Read more
Get treatment: Osteoporosis is silent. It does not cause symptoms. It shows up on studies down for other reasons, or with fracture (broken bone) of the weakened bone. If someone relatively young like you has it, a thorough assessment by a mineral metabolism specialist (internal medicine subspecialist, often an endocrinologist) is recommended, as several things can cause bone loss besides osteoporosis. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
How do I know if I have osteoporosis? I'm young are there any symptoms I sparr a lot I hurt my right floating ribs now its my left side
Very unlikely: A male of your age should have no worries about osteopenia. Only if you have certain hormonal diseases or on corticosteroids for some reason should u be concerned. Rib fxs. Come w / the territory of boxing... A bone densitometry can be done to ' measure' bone density (of the hips/ lumbar spine)... ...Read more
Fracture: Osteoporosis in anyone is silent until there is a fracture. Even many spine fractures are silent insofar as the person didn't know they had osteoporosis until an x ray showed collapse of a vertebra or even multiple vertebrae. The classic " doweger hump" can be the only clue to the the diagnosis. In pregnancy this would not likely occur. ...Read more
When a bone breaks: Unfortunately, osteoporosis does not have symptoms until you have an "insufficiency fracture." this can be a broken hip or wrist from a simple fall, or can be a compression fracture of the spine. Any of these would be associated with significant pain and disability - certainly serious symptoms. You should discuss medical treatment of osteoporosis with your doctor to prevent these fractures. ...Read more
My wife needs to go in for a Reclast (zoledronic acid) Infusion for Osteoporosis! What are the symptoms and what is the percentages of people that have symptoms?
Reclast (zoledronic acid): There are many patients in whom the bone density study reports low bone density but this does not always cause any symptoms. Reclast (zoledronic acid) will stop further bone loss and may increase bone density. Tell your wife that she need not worry about this treatment if she does not have any indication of bone fractures. If she had those issues her doctor should/would have told her. ...Read more
I have a low bone density score but no fractures or symptoms and I don't want to take any of the recommended osteoporosis drugs. What else can I do?
See below: Regular weight bearing exercise helps a lot, make sure you have enough calcium and vitamin d supplements (depensing on your kidney functions), I have tried using strontium for my pts with fair results. I have to say though that this doesn't replace traditional treatment of osteoporosis. Hope this helps. ...Read more
Cushings possible without striae and buffalo hump? Symptoms: wt. Gain stomach, anxiety, easy bruising, osteoporosis, low libido, high glucose & BP
YES!: Yes, men can get osteoporosis. Men at increased risk are those who have been treated with certain medicines including steroids (prednisone) or medicines to treat prostate problems or cancer. Thin men or men with a family history are also at risk. Men can have the same testing as women to determine if they have osteoporosis, it is a simple xray test called a bone density or dexa scan. Get tested! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes anyone can, but-: Everyone will start losing bone density usually after their 20's. However, not everyone will get osteoporosis (bone loss to the point of being at higher risk for hip or back factures.) how quickly you lose it will depend on gender, family history, race, medications taken (especially corticosteroids), weight bearing exercises performed in the past and performing now, etc. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Not completely: Severe osteoporosis can not be reversed, but the calcium and vitamin D levels can change with treatment. The goal with treatment is to increase the bone density enough to prevent fractures. This can be achieved by taking vitamin D and calcium, osteoporosis medications, and exercise. I recommend you see your doctor regarding further treatment. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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