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Doctor insights on: What Causes You To Have A Loss Of Height When You Have Osteoporosis

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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

Loss Of Height (Definition)

This means to get shorter. For example, older individuals with osteoporosis can lose height ...Read more


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What can cause you to have a loss of taste?

What can cause you to have a loss of taste?

Many things: One has to consider what exposure you have had in the recent past. ...Read more

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Hi I have a friend who is lossing weight which she is not trying to do can you explain a cause of it?

Hi I have a friend who is lossing weight which she is not trying to do can you explain a cause of it?

It depends : Weight loss is a constitutional symptom can indicate a problem with high metabolism ( diabetes, thyroid, cancer) could be related to poor intake ( depression, difficulties with swallowing, strictures at the stomach or its junctions , ulcers etc) could be related to chronic infections such as TB but really needs more evaluations. ...Read more

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What do you suggest if I have a very rare disease that causes me to get hypoglycemia. I can also not eat certain this a bad sport idea?

What do you suggest if I have a very rare disease that causes me to get hypoglycemia. I can also not eat certain this a bad sport idea?

Suspense: Hi. OK, the suspense is killing me! What is the "very rare disease" that causes you to get hypoglycemia???And what does "I can also not eat certain this a bad sport idea" mean? ...Read more

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I have no appetite what so ever. I'm beginning to lose weight. I also have anxiety/depression. Could this be the cause of the lose of appetite?

I have no appetite what so ever. I'm beginning to lose weight. I also have anxiety/depression. Could this be the cause of the lose of appetite?

It could : Appetite and sleep disturbances are common with both anxiety and depression. They can also be side effects of the medications used to treat them, unfortunately. ...Read more

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How do you know when memory loss and progressive hearing loss are due to old age, and when it might be a more concerning problem?

How do you know when memory loss and progressive hearing loss are due to old age, and when it might be a more concerning problem?

By having an exam: An thorough exam should provide information that you can discuss with the doctor to form an opinion on the appropriateness of living with it or finding a way to reverse or slow these loss processes. Quality of life is very valuable and unnecessary decreases are tragic. Find out it there's reason to make improvements. Best! ...Read more

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What to do if I have a very rare disease that causes me to get hypoglycemia. I can also not eat certain this a bad sport idea?

What to do if I have a very rare disease that causes me to get hypoglycemia. I can also not eat certain this a bad sport idea?

Do tell!: Hi. Please enlighten us all as to what is the "very rare disease" that causes you "to get hypoglycemia"! Enquiring minds need to know! ...Read more

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What to do when you have a loss of appetite and unable to eat?

What to do when you have a loss of appetite and unable to eat?

Got more info...?: How often does this occur? Is there weight loss? What time of day are your symptoms most common (early am, evening)? Is stress or grief involved? Are you vomiting? Do you see blood in stool, or has there been a change in bowel pattern? Abdominal pain or bloating? History of eating disorder? What tests have been done? We'd love to help but your question needs more details please... ...Read more

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What can I do if my mum can't exercise because of a medical condition but needs to lose weight?

What can I do if my mum can't exercise because of a medical condition but needs to lose weight?

Discuss options...: With the physician who is treating her medical condition. He/she may be able to suggest exercises your mother can do. Best of luck! ...Read more

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What are the signs of depression? How do you know if you're depressed? Do you have to have a certain number of symptoms or something?

What are the signs of depression? How do you know if you're depressed? Do you have to have a certain number of symptoms or something?

If : If you are feeling down and in the dumps, that is called a depressed mood. Clinical depression is a more serious matter. Symptoms of depression can include angry or sad mood; eating too much or too little; sleeping too much or too little; excessive feelings of guilt feeling helpless or hopeless; losing motivation to do things; isolating from other people; poor concentration or memory; having a harder time making decisions, liking yourself less, having thoughts of suicide and not enjoying things that used to be fun. If you find that you have at least a handful of these symptoms, i suggest that you discuss it with your doctor so that it can be determined if you are suffering from major depression. Once the cause is established, than you and your doctor can decide on a plan of action. I hope this is helpful. ...Read more

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What are possible causes of weight loss and decreased energy in a 5-yr-old child? And what tests should I expect to be ordered?

What are possible causes of weight loss and decreased energy in a 5-yr-old child? And what tests should I expect to be ordered?

Weight loss: Your child needs a complete Blood test including platlets, sed rate and CRP. The results would then determine our next step to determine a diagnosis ...Read more

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What age do you have to be to get a hair transplant?

What age do you have to be to get a hair transplant?

Maturity > Age.: There is no strict age cut off for hair transplant surgery. e.g., I've treated many children who have suffered scalp or brow scars or other injuries that needed repair via hair transplant surgery. However, hereditary hair loss patients must demonstrate enough maturity to understand the need for ongoing medical therapy to prevent the further progression of the condition in the nontransplanted hair. ...Read more

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Hi. If a person is prone to backaches, could stress contribute to the start of one? Thank you so much.

Hi. If a person is prone to backaches, could stress contribute to the start of one? Thank you so much.

Maybe but need more: We need more information. Back pain can come from lots of reasons. Stress may tense muscle whihc is a common cause of back pain. Exercises help the muscles. you can ask your physician to help evalaute this. ...Read more

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Osteoporosis (Definition)

A condition in which bones ...Read more