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Doctor insights on: Symptoms Of Postmenopausal Osteoporosis

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

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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Best advice or treatment about Postmenopausal Osteoporosis, and I read in Internet about FOSVANCE. What's your thought about it or any better medicin?

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

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How can you decrase your risk of fractures due to postmenopausal osteoporosis?

How can you decrase your risk of fractures due to postmenopausal osteoporosis?

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

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I read that premenapausal women can get osteoporosis from tamoxifen, but postmenapausal cannot, is this true?

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 more

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What are symptoms of osteoporosis in a 20 yr old?

What are symptoms of osteoporosis in a 20 yr old?

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

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What can I do to alleviate symptoms of osteoporosis?

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 more

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Why do pre-pubertal girls not have symptoms of hot flashes and osteoporosis?

Why do pre-pubertal girls not have symptoms of hot flashes and osteoporosis?

No exposure: Prepubertal girls don't suffer from low estrogen symptoms because they are not withdrawing from a body exposed to significant estrogen. Bone mineralization is an accrual process continuing into the early 20's. Osteoporosis is caused by the demineralization of bone. ...Read more

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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

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

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What are the symptoms of pregnancy-associated osteoporosis?

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

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What are the symptoms of osteoporosis?

What are the symptoms of osteoporosis?

None: Most patients have no symptoms associated with bone loss until a fracture occurs. It is important to obtain a dexa or bone density scan to measure bone density and see if osteoporosis or bone loss is occurring. ...Read more

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Suffering with osteoporosis; at what point will I get real symptoms?

Suffering with osteoporosis; at what point will I get real symptoms?

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

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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?

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

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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?

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

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Cushings possible without striae and buffalo hump? Symptoms: wt. Gain stomach, anxiety, easy bruising, osteoporosis, low libido, high glucose & BP

Cushings possible without striae and buffalo hump? Symptoms: wt. Gain stomach, anxiety, easy bruising, osteoporosis, low libido, high glucose & BP

Get evaluation: Your symptoms could be from many different causes. If you have had abnormal electrolytes (blood tests) you should be evaluated. If you have 'elevated glucose' do you have diabetes? ...Read more

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Can men get osteoporosis?

Can men get osteoporosis?

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 more

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Can anyone get osteoporosis?

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 more

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Can a person workout with osteoporosis?

See below: Muscle contractions can help stimulate bone production. Exercises such as walking, treadmill, lifting small 5 lb wieights can help, but one wouldn't want to do strenous workouts such as running or lifting heavy weights. ...Read more

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Help plz! Can severe osteoporosis be reversed?

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 more

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How do I know if I'm at risk for osteoporosis?

How do I know if I'm at risk for osteoporosis?

Osteoporosis risk: At your age, there is little chance of osteoporosis unless you are on chronic steroids, no longer have you ovaries, or are immobilized (quadriplegia). ...Read more

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