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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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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 anastrozole cause osteoporosis?

Yes: Yes drugs that block the effects of estrogen can lead to bone loss and anastrosole is one of those medications. ...Read more

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How does immobilization cause osteoporosis?

How does immobilization cause osteoporosis?

Immobilization: Hi. Both weight-bearing and muscle use are good for bone health. You're not weigh-bearing OR using muscles if you're immobilized. Skeletal mass and strength suffer. It appears that the cells that eat away bone (osteoclasts) are relatively more active than the cells that fill the eaten-out bone back in (osteoblasts), so there's a net loss of bone mass and bone architecture & urinary loss of calcium ...Read more

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What causes you to have a loss of height when you have osteoporosis?

What causes you to have a loss of height when you have osteoporosis?

Fracture: Compression fractures of the spine lead to height loss. The bone collapses and you shrink.. These can be painfree, so if you lose more than an inch in height, see your doctor and consider an xray. ...Read more

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I have severe osteoporosis, can this cause headaches that last up to four days.

Generally not: Osteoporosis is a disorder of abnormal bone loss. Your other medical problems and/or medication have a higher potential to cause the headaches. Check w/your doctor. ...Read more

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Are there many women who after ooph and meds develop severe osteoporosis and shouldnt they be monitored?

What meds: Aging, we start loosing bone after 35 years of age, family history of osteoporosis, caucasian, low bmi, taking high risk meds(steriods), menopausal state are risk factors for osteoporosis. Surveillance with bone density scans should start aroound fifty if at risk and after 60 if not at high risk. ...Read more

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Can bilateral oopherectomy cause someone to have osteoporosis and is there a way to stop it from worsening?

Yes: Ovarian removal obviously lowers estrogen dramatically, which can lead to increasing rates of bone loss and possibly osteoporosis. Calcium, vitamin d and exercise are important. Estrogen can be prescribed if you and your doctor agree to use it. There are other medications which can prevent bone loss. Talk w/your doctor to see if you need them. ...Read more

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57 year old Asian woman with osteoporosis. Any studies that show that diet & exercise alone can maintain health, i.e., drugs aren't necessary?

57 year old Asian woman with osteoporosis. Any studies that show that diet & exercise alone can maintain health, i.e., drugs aren't necessary?

A nutritionally-: oriented doc or a natural medicine doc can help. You need to be monitored but there are natural options such as a combo product of minerals and co-factors or strontium. Please do this under professional guidance. Peace and good health. ...Read more