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What are some eventual problems with osteoporosis that can hurt in the long run?

What are some eventual problems with osteoporosis that can hurt in the long run?

Fractures: Osteoporosis can lead to fractures, especially of the spine or hip. Vertebral fractures lead to pain, loss of height, and decrease in mobility. Hip fractures may require surgery and hospitalization that can lead to complications like pulmonary embolism, loss of independent living, and even death. ...Read more

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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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Is light running acceptable to start if I am an otherwise healthy 54 year old female with osteoporosis? I worry mainly about causing spinal problems.

Is light running acceptable to start if I am an otherwise healthy 54 year old female with osteoporosis? I worry mainly about causing spinal problems.

Depends: That frustrating comment that many exercise shows and most exercise programs say ' please see your doctor prior to beginning any exercise routine' is so true. It would be hard to answer your question without knowing your health status, the extent of your osteoporosis, and other pertinent factors about you. Please ask your doctor what would be safe for you to do. ...Read more

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I'm early 30s and have severe osteoporosis in hips, is running a safe exercise?

I'm early 30s and have severe osteoporosis in hips, is running a safe exercise?

Maybe: A very important question is why do you have severe osteoporosis at such a young age and what can be done about it. There are new developments in osteoporosis treatment including a new understanding regarding vitamin d deficiency, and newer medications for building bone (forteo). Osteoporosis and running will require a fine balance. You are at increased risk of stress fx or pathologic fx. ...Read more

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How can I at age 64 increase my ability to stand straight, run straight, and sit straight without my back hurting. To the surprise of my physician, i was diagnosed with osteoporosis at age 40. Ever since then, i've taken medication to build bone; dependin

How can I at age 64 increase my ability to stand straight, run straight, and sit straight without my back hurting. To the surprise of my physician, i was diagnosed with osteoporosis at age 40. Ever since then, i've taken medication to build bone; dependin

You : You may want to consider a personal trainer who is experienced with your age group to advise you on a strengthening program, even weight lifting. Yoga can also be very helpful for posture and strengthening. Be sure to get professional advice though so that you don't incur an injury. ...Read more

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I think I might have osteoporosis i'm on naproxen but I read that it causes stomach problems what if i'm always having stomach pains as well?

I think I might have osteoporosis i'm on naproxen but I read that it causes stomach problems what if i'm always having stomach pains as well?

Possible Side Effect: Naproxen can definitely result in stomach pain if taken for a long period of time as it results in GI ulcers. Would discuss with your pcp or GI specialist to determine if there are other causes for stomach pain. Otherwise discontinue the Naproxen and you may require an endoscopic evaluation of the stomach to confirm ulcers. At the very least take a ppi or food with naproxen. ...Read more

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Can any one be cure of osteoporosis so they don't have any problem for life?

Can any one be cure of osteoporosis so they don't have any problem for life?

Bone density: Men and women reach a peak bone density and after this peak, bone density declines. The rate of decline is different for different people due to various factors. Once bone density declines to a certain point it is considered osteoporosis. With medications and lifestyle changes, the age related decline in bone density can be slowed. ...Read more

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Can a person with osteoporosis ride roll coaster can it cause more problems too a person?

Can a person with osteoporosis ride roll coaster can it cause more problems too a person?

If your osteoporosis: Is severe, and you note you have a prior compression fracture, i would avoid it for safety. Ask your doctor to discuss your risks. ...Read more

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Does a person with osteoporosis have a higher incidence of dental problems than the general population?

Does a person with osteoporosis have  a higher incidence of dental problems than the general population?

Not related: Your dentist may be the first health professional to suspect you have osteoporosis – and refer you to a physician to confirm a diagnosis. Osteoporosis, a bone disorder, weakens bones by reducing its density. A dentist may see signs of reduced bone density around the teeth. Osteoporosis is not related to cavities or periodontal disease. I hope that clears the confusion. ...Read more

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