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What would cause a spinal T-score of -6.0 in a 28 yr old female? Im really scared of my osteoporosis diagnoses! Help

What would cause a spinal T-score of -6.0 in a 28 yr old female? Im really scared of my osteoporosis diagnoses! Help

Very low LS T-score: A lumbar spine T-score of -6.0 is extremely low, but is difficult to interpret before menopause because the scoring system was designed for postmenopausal women. Young women with a family history of osteoporosis and/or with anorexia nervosa can have T-scores this low. Fortunately, peak (highest) bone mass is not reached until your early 30s, so your bone density can improve with weight gain. ...Read more

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I am a 42 yr old non-pregnant female recently diagnosed with transient osteoporosis. Uncommon. What causes this and how does it self-resolve?

I am a 42 yr old non-pregnant female recently diagnosed with transient osteoporosis.  Uncommon. What causes this and how does it self-resolve?

See details: I assume you mean transient osteoporosis of the hip. This is usually seen in the third trimester of pregnancy or in older males. It is a diagnosis of exclusion. It resolves over several months. Its cause is unknown. ...Read more

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All osteoporosis blood and urine work up from endocrinologist normal any other ideas on what would cause T-score of -6 in a 28 yr old female?

All osteoporosis blood and urine work up from endocrinologist normal any other ideas on what would cause T-score of -6 in a 28 yr old female?

T-score at -6!: That is an extremely high T-score for any person, independent of age. Are you sure that the T-score was correct as reported? If so, please immediately see an Orthopedist. He/she will be stunned by the result and will carefully look at the data. There is almost certainly an error somewhere. If the bone density data is indeed correct you must very quickly see an Endocrinologist. Let me know result ...Read more

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What causes osteoporosis in a 28 yr old female? I got diagnosed after spinal fractures and docs have no idea y i have it please help

What causes osteoporosis in a 28 yr old female? I got diagnosed after spinal fractures and docs have no idea y i have it please help

Check vit D3 level: Vitamin D3 levels are usually low since we avoid sun exposure. If you are of African-American decent, you will be even more at risk since your skin is even more efficient in blocking the sun. ...Read more

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Flexural psoriasis between the legs, in female nothing helps very itchy then burns, no more atopical creams as they have caused osteoporosis , what ei?

Flexural psoriasis between the legs, in female nothing helps very itchy then burns, no more atopical creams as they have caused osteoporosis , what ei?

2 weeks only: All topical cortisone creams should be limited to 2 weeks with a 1 week break before starting again. Protopic ointment is a non-cortisone product that works great for inverse psoriasis in the groin and sensitive skin areas. Thinning of the skin is a result of ling term cortisone cream use, not osteoporosis. Oral cortisone yes that's true. ...Read more

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Can woman in their thirties have osteoporosis; before menopause?

Can woman in their thirties have osteoporosis; before menopause?

Yes: Estrogen deprivation (you've had your ovaries removed or they don't work) or exposure to certain medicines (eg, anti-psychotics, seizure medicines, steroids) can cause osteoporosis in women in their 30's. However, if you haven't been estrogen deprived or exposed to toxic medicines it's unlikely. Most women lose maximal bone mass within 3 years of after menopause. An xray test can determine risk. ...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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What is the biological cause of osteoporosis?

What is the biological cause of osteoporosis?

Metabolic disease : Osteoporosis is a metabolic disease caused by lack of sunshine, poor quality diets (filled with junk food), lack of exercise, hormonal imbalances, immune system imbalances. ...Read more

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Why does osteoporosis happen more often in women?

Why does osteoporosis happen more often in women?

Several causes: Women generally have lower peak bone mass than men. At menopause (which men usually don't experience) the fall in estrogen levels leads to accelerated bone loss. They start at a lower level and lose faster -> more osteoporosis. ...Read more

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What is the single most important factor in reducing osteoporosis in older women?

Osteoporosis: There are many very good medications that can help control osteoporosis. The bone mineral density should be measured at least once a year while on therapy, or preferably every 6 months. ...Read more

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