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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

Dr. PHILIP WALLER
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Osteoporosis (Definition)

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


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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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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 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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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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