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Doctor insights on: The Usefulness Of The Total Gym For Osteoporosis

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I have osteoporosis since 4 years. Two months ago I started working out in a gym but today I have pain in one leg since 2 weeks. Do I stop exercising?

I have osteoporosis since 4 years. Two months ago I started working out in a gym but today I have pain in one leg since 2 weeks. Do I stop exercising?

Leg pain:exercise: Pain in one leg can be from a tendon or muscle strain, or possibly from a blood clot in your leg. If the area is tender to touch, and/or inflamed (red or swollen), see your healthcare provider and get a Doppler ultrasound to make sure it is not from a blood clot. If none of the above, it is probably muscular, and will resolve on its own gradually. ...Read more

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I am 39yrs old w/ osteoporosis due ovarian cancer when I was 27. I am 127lbs/5'2 want to join the gym & need to know what to do. Also have a bad foot?

I am 39yrs old w/ osteoporosis due ovarian cancer when I was 27. I am 127lbs/5'2 want to join the gym & need to know what to do. Also have a bad foot?

Osteoporosis: I'm not sure what you mean by a bad foot, but see your podiatrist for help. Low impact to start, certainly. Swimming is a great low impact exercise that is very aerobic and fun to boot. Good luck. ...Read more

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What is osteoporosis?

What is osteoporosis?

Osteoporosis. ..: Osteoporosis is a disease which decreases the density and quality of bones which can cause them to fracture more easily. ...Read more

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What causes osteoporosis?

What causes osteoporosis?

Genetic factors: At age 31 genetic factors and estrogen deficiency would be the most likely causes. Less commonly cortisone or other steroids, anorexia, immobilization, and a variety of drugs such as blockers of stomach acid secretion and antidepressive agents may cause bone loss. Long term vitamin d deficiency may also be a factor. ...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?

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 osteoporosis be treated?

Can osteoporosis be treated?

Osteoporosis treat: Osteoporosis can be treated. At your age it would be unusual to go right to a prescription unless it was severe, you already had fractures, or other medical conditions you might have. For most people your age, a good diet and exercise will go a long way towards good bone health. ...Read more

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How do I treat osteoporosis?

How do I treat osteoporosis?

Exercise, diet &supps: Exercise has been shown to improve bone density. A healthy diet is essential- avoid sweets, sodas, lots of meat, coffee- these acidify your body & leach calcium from your bones! Many supps proven to help- vit d & k most important, also calcium, magnesium, boron, strontium. The drugs don't work well & have side effects!
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How is osteoporosis treated?

How is osteoporosis treated?

Osteoporosis.: For osteoporosis, it's weight bearing exercise, calcium and vitamin D3 supplementation, keep your weight down. Medications when necessary would include Fosamax, Actonel or Boniva (ibandronate). You'd need bone density tests every two to three years after you reach the menopause and treat more aggressively with medications dependent on the results. ...Read more

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Do men ever get osteoporosis?

Yes: Men definitely get osteoporosis. In healthy men, by the age of 65 and older the incidence of osteoporosis is essentially the same as a woman. In fact as men age they develop a higher death rate following hip fractures then women. Men need bone density testing also. ...Read more

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Can old men get osteoporosis?

Yes, but why?: Osteoporosis in men can occur from several reasons. Each needs to be\excluded: 1.Low testosterone. 3. Inadequate vit d intake. 4. Inadequate calcium intake.5. Taking certain drugs, like corticosteroids. 6. Sedentary life-style. 7. Renal tubular acidosis. 8. Chronic inadequate human growth hormone secretion. There are others, but you need to find out why, as well as treat! ...Read more

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How is osteoporosis diagnosed?

How is osteoporosis diagnosed?

Bone density testing: The best test is a bone density test (known as a DXA scan). This painless test measures the density of your bones. Your doctor uses this test to predict the risk of bone fracture in the future. Sometimes a spine or hip xray can show fractures of your spine/vertebra which can indicate undiagnosed osteoporosis but usually the first test is the DXA scan. ...Read more

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Is having osteoporosis serious?

Is having osteoporosis serious?

Yes: Osteoporosis increases the risk of fractures which can lead to chronic back pain, hip fractures are also very serious and have increased morbidity and mortality. In other words people don't do well after hip fracture and may never fully recover. ...Read more

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How is osteoporosis tested for?

How is osteoporosis tested for?

Dexa scan: There are a mber of ways to check for osteoporosis. A simple x-ray alone is not adequate because it can be over it under penetrated to make the bone appear more or less dense than it is. A deca scan is by far the most common test for osteoporosis. In this test, the bone density of you spine, hip, and wrist is compared to normal bone and an age matched control. ...Read more

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What is osteoporosis risk at 80?

What is osteoporosis risk at 80?

Possibly high: Obviously, a person at age 80, will have the potential for bone loss and a higher risk for osteoporosis. All people at 80 do not have osteoporosis, but I would suggest obtaining a DEXA scan or bone denisty to see exactly what your bone density is. ...Read more

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What are symtoms of osteoporosis?

What are symtoms of osteoporosis?

None: Often times osteoporosis is diagnosed too late when a fracture occurs. If concerned see your physician and consider a DEXA scan. ...Read more

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Can you please define osteoporosis?

Can you please define osteoporosis?

Disease: Osteoporosis is a disease where the affected person has low bone mass and deterioration of the bones. This results in fragile bones and and increase in susceptibility to fractures and broken bones. Risk factors: gender (female) and age (post-menopausal). Excercise and calcium supplementation... In children (fortified milk) and young ladies are important, life-long preventive measures. ...Read more

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How can I get osteoporosis earlier?

Several: Several factors increase your risk for osteoporosis and subsequent fracture at an early age: premature menopause, certain medications (pronged steroids, excessive thyroid supplementation, aromatase inhibitors), certain medical conditions (hyperparathyroidism, celiac sprue, rheumatoid arthritis), excessive alcohol use, smoking, eating disorders, and physical inactivity. ...Read more

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What is osteoporosis? Who gets it?

Osteoporosis.: Osteoporosis is demineralization (loss of calcium) of the bone. It comes in two types, osteopenia which is the condition of weakening bone which precedes osteoporosis. Risk factors include menopause, immobility, chronic steroid use, hyperparathyroidism, etc. ...Read more

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What is the symtoms of osteoporosis?

Very few: Bone pain may occur, but most commonly the first symptom is a fracture, either traumatic or non-traumatic. ...Read more

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What are the cures for osteoporosis?

Osteoporosis: If you are asking about yourself, unless you have underlying medical issues you are unlikely to have osteoporosis issues at age 34 unless there is a strong family history of early osteoporosis. If it turns out you do have osteoporosis there are a number of very helpful medications to lower the likelihood of bone loss and may increase your bone mass. ...Read more

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What medications treat osteoporosis?

Osteoporosis: The list of therapies for osteoporosis is ling. You can find the list on the web.
If your doctor has ordered a bone density study and used the result to prescribe a specific medication. If you have not had a bone density test you should not take any osteoporosis drug until you have had your bone density study. ...Read more

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What are some signs of osteoporosis?

Bone fragility: Easy fractures of bone under minimal or normal conditions. Repeated fractures, stress fractures, spinal compression fractures, etc. Loss of height due to spinal compression fractures. Back pain, developing back hump. ...Read more

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How to get relief from osteoporosis?

Very difficult to do: So. It depends on the cause. If its due to being in a cast for a broken bone, then exercises, under a therapist's supervision would help considerably, to make the bone stronger and usually it can come back towards normal, in young age.
Age related (over 50), with post-menopausal status or associated with use of drugs etc, then its getting rid of is difficult.
Discuss with your doc.. ...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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Is osteoporosis a disease or disorder?

Is osteoporosis a disease or disorder?

Risk factor: Osteoporosis is the loss of calcium from bone with subsequent loss of structural strength. Therfore it should be considered a mechanical risk factor as there is no pain unless there is a fracture. Like a disease, osteoprosis has treaments that improve bone density and strength and reduce the risk of fracture.
Testing for osteoporosis is considered similar to testing for breast cancer with mammog. ...Read more

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In what way can we fight osteoporosis?

In what way can we fight osteoporosis?

Osteoporosis..: Weight-bearing exercise, calcium, and vitamin d are usually a good place to start but discuss with your doctor. ...Read more

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Is osteoporosis a reversible condition?

To some degree: Once the diagnosis of osteoporosis is made, we first hope therapy will slow down and stabalize bone density. We then hope we will add bone density back. We may not be able to get someone out of the osteoporosis range but with proper treatment, weight bearing exercise, and supplements bone denisty should rise. ...Read more

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What does it mean to have osteoporosis?

What does it mean to have osteoporosis?

Porous bone: Osteoporosis is the most common type of bone disease characterized by thining or loss of density in bones. It put you at risk for fractures, especially the hip, wrist or vertebra. This condition is diagnosed by a DXA scan (bone density scan). Effective treatments are currently available if you indeed were found to have osteoporosis. ...Read more