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What medications treat osteoporosis?

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

Dr. PHILIP WALLER
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Osteoporosis (Definition)

A condition in which bones ...Read more


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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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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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Can evista (raloxifene) cure osteoporosis?

Can evista (raloxifene) cure osteoporosis?

There is no : Permanent cure for osteoporosis, Raloxifene (evista) mimics estrogen's beneficial effects on bone density in postmenopausal women, without some of the risks associated with estrogen. Taking this drug may also reduce the risk of some types of breast cancer. Hot flashes are a common side effect. Raloxifene also may increase your risk of blood clots. ...Read more

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Has anybody tried bisphosphonates to treat osteoporosis?

Has anybody tried bisphosphonates to treat osteoporosis?

Not the best: Bisphosphonates can reduce fracture and raise you dexa scan scores but they donot build bone. If you are osteoporotic and have already had a fracture, consider Forteo to build bone first. ...Read more

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How to treat osteosclerosis?

How to treat osteosclerosis?

Depends on etiology: Very diverse processes can result in the increased cancellous bone mass producing the radiographic appearance of diffuse osteosclerosis or dense bone. Osteopetrosis, congenital dseasel, renal disease, mastocytosis, deficiency in bone resorption etc. ...Read more

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How is steroid-induced osteoporosis (siop) treated?

Several medications.: Steroid-induced osteoporosis can be prevented if a bisphosphonate drug or Forteo is taken during the time of steroid use. If osteoporosis is already present the same drugs would be helpful in preventing further loss but a return to normal bone density would be unlikely. ...Read more

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Can kale cure osteoporosis?

No: There is no cure for osteoporosis, particularly kale. There are, however, treatments which are usually effective and can be prescribed by your doctor if necessary, but only after a complete evaluation. ...Read more

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How can calcitriol deficiency cause osteoporosis?

How can calcitriol deficiency cause osteoporosis?

Calcitriol is VitD : Vitmin d makes calcium absorption possible from the GI tract. Lack of it causes uncalcified bone to grow which is very weak and causes osteomalacia, a metabolic bone disorder. In children the disorder is rickets; adults get weak bones. It is cured by taking vitamin d by mouth. ...Read more

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How do you treat backbone osteoporosis?

How do you treat backbone osteoporosis?

Depends: Hi. Two categorical mechanisms: 1) anti-resorptive therapy, and 2) anabolic therapy. Most drugs are anti-resorptive: gonadal steroids (you haven't stated your gender...so, either estrogen or testosterone), all the bisphosphonates, denosumab, and others. The only anabolic drug is teriparatide, a favorite of mine assuming no contraindications. An ol' buddy, Mike Lewiecki, MD, runs a great program ...Read more

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Can tamoxifen cause osteopenia or osteoporosis?

No: Tamoxifen is a selective estrogen receptor modulator (serm) that is used to treat/prevent breast cancer. Evista (raloxifene) is also a serm and it is used to treat/prevent osteoporosis (it also reduces the risk of invasive breast cancer in at risk women). Tamoxifen does not cause osteopenia or osteoporosis. Tamoxifen has been shown to preserve bone. ...Read more

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How to treat osteoarthritis?

How to treat osteoarthritis?

Osteoarthritis: Osteoarthritis is wear & tear arthritis, not inflammatory type like rheumatoid arthritis. That said, exercise & weight loss (if overweight or obese) are key to treating pain & disability. Check out http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/osteoarthritis/basics/definition/con-20014749. Consider consulting Physical and/or Occupational Therapist depending upon joint that's affected. ...Read more

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Is osteoporosis curable?

Is osteoporosis curable?

Osteoporosis: Currently it is better to think of osteoporosis as a condition that 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 or even yearly basis. ...Read more

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Is osteoporosis curable?

Is osteoporosis curable?

Yes and no: Osteoporosis is a disease affect certain people more than others, osteoporosis is preventable for many people, curable in some. ...Read more

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Can adequan treat human osteoarthritis?

Can adequan treat human osteoarthritis?

No: it is not approved for human use. There are not studies to my knowledge showing human benefit. ...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 to treat degenerative arthritis?

How to treat degenerative arthritis?

It depends: It depends on the area involved and the severity of involvement. Medications, injections, physical therapy and surgery may or may not be options. It depends. ...Read more

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How to treat juvenile arthritis?

How to treat juvenile arthritis?

That is...: ...A very complex question involving a very complex condition. There are a number of protocols used, but the bottom line is that a specialist is generally required to taylor a medication regimen to your particular child. I don't think i can give a better answer in the 400 characters allowed. ...Read more

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Can Fosamax (alendronate) cause stress fractures?

Can Fosamax (alendronate) cause stress fractures?

Yes: Low-energy femoral shaft and subtrochanteric fractures have been reported in postmarketing experience. ...Read more