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What three things can parents do to increase a child's chance of an osteoporosis-free life?

What three things can parents do to increase a child's chance of an osteoporosis-free life?

Exercise/vitD/ca++: Good regular exercise
adequate vitd and calcium intake would go a long way toward your goal. ...Read more

Dr. PHILIP WALLER
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Osteoporosis (Definition)

A condition in which bones ...Read more


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What are three things parents can do to increase a child's chance of an osteoporosis free life?

What are three things parents can do to increase a child's chance of an osteoporosis free life?

Good genetics and: Overall health; adequate calcium and vitamin d intake during growth; avoidance of toxins. ...Read more

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Three things a parents can do to increase a child's chance of an osteoporosis-free life?

Adequate CA, VIt D: The 3 most important things would be adequate diet-to include adequate calcium. Adequate vit d-really need to check a blood test and may require supplementation in addition to adequate exposure daily to sunshine. And adequate-daily exercise. ...Read more

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What increases my chances of osteoporosis?

What increases my chances of osteoporosis?

DIet, no exercise &: An unhealthy diet is the biggest risk for osteoporosis. Sugar, sodas, excessive meat/protein, coffee, alcohol & smoking all acidify your body & leach calcium from bones. Lack of regular exercise & deficiencies of vit d & k also increase risk, as can malabsorption. See http://doctorklaper. Com/answers05.Html & http://www. Drdach. Com/wst_page6.Html. ...Read more

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How safe is tooth extraction for someone with osteoporosis? I've read that it increases the chances of breaking your jaw during the procedure, but by how much? I was diagnosed about two years ago, and my doctor says reclast has helped, but my bones are st

How safe is tooth extraction for someone with osteoporosis? I've read that it increases the chances of breaking your jaw during the procedure, but by how much? I was diagnosed about two years ago, and my doctor says reclast has helped, but my bones are st

Depends: Patients taking bisphosphonates for osteoporosis are at greater risk for osteonecrosis of the jaw from surgical procedures. The injectables or IV meds are most likely to cause problems. The oral meds are not as bad for complications.
Your dr. May take you off Reclast (zoledronic acid) for a period of time before the extraction.
Please discuss this w your physician and oral surgeon! Good luck! ...Read more

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If I take calcium channel blockers, am I increasing my chance of osteoporosis later in life?

If I take calcium channel blockers, am I increasing my chance of osteoporosis later in life?

No: You are probably concerned that the drug may reduce your absorption of dietary calcium. This is definitely not true of the most common generic, verapamil, and unlikely to be true of any of this drug class. If you wish to have a copy of the relevant literature, send me a request. The calcium pump, which absorbs the nutrient, differs from the channel these drugs block. ...Read more

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If I increase my intake of calcium can I stop or reverse osteoporosis?

If I increase my intake of calcium can I stop or reverse osteoporosis?

Not enough: The way I like to explain it...Calcium is a building block of bone. The problem is having the building block around isn't enough. You also need a medication to stimulate the incorporation into the bone. Also having vitamin d around is important, so you can absorb the calcium. Plus low calcium or vitamin d will stimulate a gland (parathyroid) to leach calcium from the bone. ...Read more

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Does scoliosis cause any increased risk with osteoporosis? I'm 26 and have both.

Does scoliosis cause any increased risk with osteoporosis? I'm 26 and have both.

No: Scoliosis and osteoporosis are two non related conditions. You should be testing both at your age. Aggressive massage, coupled with electic muscle stim inside the curve can limit or improve? The degrees of curve. Firmer bone structure will resist compression fractures. ...Read more

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I broke my tibia bone in half three months after I founnd I have osteoporosis. Should it still hurt after 1 1/2 years?

I broke my tibia bone in half three months after I founnd I have osteoporosis. Should it still hurt after 1 1/2 years?

Possible nonunion: The tibia is notorious for not healing. It's possible that it never healed and you've developed a nonunion, for several different reasons. I'd make an appointment with an orthopedic surgeon to evaluate why you're still having pain in your tibia. ...Read more

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I have osteoporosis in my hip, been diagnost. I like to walk at least three miles a day, but for the past few months, I have pain after my walk.

I have osteoporosis in my hip, been diagnost. I like to walk at least three miles a day, but for the past few months, I have pain after my walk.

Possible arthritis: If your pain is exacerbated with prolonged walking you might be experiencing pain secondary to arthritis or inflammation in the bone (stress fracture) with your history of osteoporosis. I suggest you follow up with your orthopedist and consider an x-ray. ...Read more

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What other medical risks increase after menopause? I know my risk of osteoporosis has increased now that I've gone through menopause. Are there any other health problems I need to be concerned about as well? .

What other medical risks increase after menopause? I know my risk of osteoporosis has increased now that I've gone through menopause. Are there any other health problems I need to be concerned about as well? .

That: That is an excellent question. Cardiovascular risks also increase, for stroke and myocardial infarction (heart attack). Of course eating well and keeping weight under control are helpful, but some physicians also advise that their patients take a baby Aspirin a day, which can help prevent stroke and heart problems. Patients with an Aspirin sensitivity, ulcers, or bleeding problems of course can't take aspirin, but most patients can take a baby Aspirin a day with no problem. Be sure your mammogram and colonoscopies are up to date as well. ...Read more

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I have osteoporosis, and three compressed fractures. Should one keep working or is resting better while healing?

I have osteoporosis, and three compressed fractures. Should one keep working or is resting better while healing?

Rest if recent.: If the fractures occurred in the recent past (1-2 months) you should avoid stress to the back. Generally healing and a reduction in pain takes 2 months. A bone density test should be done as medication is likely to be needed. Even after healing care should be taken to avoid stress to the back such as twisting, bending and lifting heavy weights. ...Read more

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Chance for me to correct my horrible hunched posture at 60 before osteoporosis?

Chance for me to correct my horrible hunched posture at 60 before osteoporosis?

See your doctor: Your doctor can help determine if the "hunched" appearance is simply bad posture, or if you already have compressed backbones due to osteoporosis. S/he can also talk to you about tests for bone loss, and many different treatment options if you have this. If it is just bad posture, exercises may help. However some exercises may worsen the problem if osteoporosis is present. See your doctor first. ...Read more

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How long do you need to take a break from depoprovera to decrease your chances of osteoporosis?

Depoprovera/bones: It takes approximately 2 1/2 years for the bones to recover in young women and longer in some cases depending on diet and lifestyle. Women using depoprovera lose bone at a rate comparable to menopausal women. ...Read more

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I am a 30 year old male with osteoporosis my back is fused with three spine l5-l4-l3 and I have two rods in my back can I workout my lower back?

I am a 30 year old male with osteoporosis my back is fused with three spine l5-l4-l3 and I have two rods in my back can I workout my lower back?

Not advised: You can but there is no need resistance training of a surgically stiffened and altered spine that has been contrived not to move y the plan of surgery was to stiffen your spine and protect your nerves more risk than benifit my opinion if you had your knee fused would you go to the gym to build your quad? For your back I recommend swimming pilates only if you have to do something low impact. ...Read more

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Osteoporosis caused by severe vit d def in young adults wts recovery time and time increase bone density?

Osteoporosis caused by severe vit d def in young adults wts recovery time and time increase bone density?

Various patients =: -different periods of time. U must find out why U R V-Deficient. Then supliment, also avoid alcohol, smoking, caffeine. Also bran cereal inhibits calcium absorption. Avoid biking & perform weight bearing exercise. Also weight lifting will prevent myopenia, (muscle mass & strength loss) & is also stressing the non- weight bearing bones & build up bone strength as well. It happens over time & is slo ...Read more

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Does being underweight mean your body will take out minerals from the bone to keep you alive and therefore increase risk of osteoporosis?

Does being underweight mean your body will take out minerals from the bone to keep you alive and therefore increase risk of osteoporosis?

Underweight? Bones: 16F from down under asks if being underweight mean your body will take out minerals from the bone to keep you alive and therefore increase risk of osteoporosis? ANS: if you are starving completely or severe eating disorder and weight loss then may be happening. Discuss with your Dr. ...Read more

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I am 44. My health is okay but I am in a wheelchair. I have been dairy free without calcium supplementation for over a year. I have started getting cavities all of a sudden. Is osteoporosis highly likely at this point? My mom has it.

I am 44. My health is okay but I am in a wheelchair. I have been dairy free without calcium supplementation for over a year. I have started getting cavities all of a sudden. Is osteoporosis highly likely at this point? My mom has it.

Possibly: Really two separate things. Being in a wheelchair without regular weight bearing and low calcium intake may put you at increased risk for osteoporosis. Cavities are usually not related to osteoporosis, although some component of dental disease can occur if the bone quality of the mandible becomes severely affected. Consider a bone density test to check for osteoporosis. Thanks for question. ...Read more

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Are severe osteoporosis, shin splints and plantar fasiitis all connected? I have all three and it seems more than coincidence?

Are severe osteoporosis, shin splints and plantar fasiitis all connected? I have all three and it seems more than coincidence?

Tight soft tissue: It may be possible there may be a relation, but most importantly, tight muscles and soft tissue are the issue in pf and shin splints. How are your calcium levels and where is that calcium going if is not join into bone. Just something to think about! : >). ...Read more

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How to best manage severe, severe osteoporosis? Have tried all types of services, just started Prolia, increased calcium, increased vitamin D.

Ask about Forteo: Ask your physician about Forteo, which is the only osteoporosis treatment which actually builds bone (for the most part, all of the other treatments simply prevent further breakdown of bone). Unfortunately, insurance coverage can be an issue for Forteo, and also it requires a daily subcutaneous injection (a very tiny needle) for 2 years. Add daily walking to your treatment as well. ...Read more

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The chances of osteoporosis as older man?

The chances of osteoporosis as older man?

High: Osteoporosis in men can be a significant problem. The rate of developing it after age 75 goes up dramatically. ...Read more

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Lived w/brief, infrequent (1x/6mo) simple partials w/o aeds for 30 years. Began depakote, seizure-free 20 yrs, but osteoporosis. Neurontin (gabapentin) instead?

Seizures: Neurontin (gabapentin) appears to be a good option. However if it is to substitute Depakote it might not be strong enough to work alone. Other options include Keppra (levetiracetam) or Lamictal (lamotrigine). Check with your neurologist to see if these are feasible options. ...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 just started Forteo, osteoporosis and failed spinal fusion. Is there a greater chance of bone cancer fron PTH and MBPS interaction?

I just started Forteo, osteoporosis and failed spinal fusion. Is there a greater chance of bone cancer fron PTH and MBPS interaction?

Please define MBPS: Hi. I think Forteo is the best thing there is for osteoporosis. However, the patient needs to be adequately assessed before starting it. Patients with primary or secondary hyperparathyroidism should not receive Forteo. Patients with a history of therapeutic radiation involving the skeleton should not be treated. Paget's patient's should not be treated. If you mean MBP, no known interaction. ...Read more

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41, myastheniaGravis, osteoporosis from 15yr pred! Endo says 100%chance if fall hip/spine break. HOW do I control weak muscles & bones & anxiety?

41, myastheniaGravis, osteoporosis from 15yr pred! Endo says 100%chance if fall hip/spine break. HOW do I control weak muscles & bones & anxiety?

Advice: Not surprising that several years of steroids has caused bone thinning. Yet, why have you not been placed on any of a number of drugs which are used to treat directly osteoporosis? See a rheumatologist, have this specialist communicate with your neurologist. Also, consider physical therapy for strengthening and perhaps a mild increasing weight lifting program. ...Read more

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If a person has osteoporosis due to severe vit d deficiency will calcium supplement helps to increase bone density?

Osteoporosis: If your doctor has not recommended calcium along with vitamin D you might need a doctor who knows a bit more about osteoporosis.

Together these meds will help control your bone health but you might also need osteoporosis medicine.

Please call the International Society for Clinical Densitometry at 860-259-1000. They will point you in the right direction. ...Read more

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The bone dr gave me strontium ranelate for my osteoporosis t-3.5. Is it true it increases risk for breast cancer recurrence?

The bone dr gave me strontium ranelate for my osteoporosis t-3.5. Is it true it increases risk for breast cancer recurrence?

No :): There is not a single paper published using the words strontium renalate and cancer in its title:

http://www. Ncbi. Nlm. Nih. Gov/pubmed? Term= (strontium%20ranelate%5btitle%5d)%20and%20cancer%5btitle%5d

i think you can be reassured.

There is a radioactive strontium that is sometime used for bone metastasis treatment, and that, or course, would be more concerning. ...Read more