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Doctor insights on: Will Develop Osteoporosis

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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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Will osteopenia eventually develop into osteoporosis?

Will osteopenia eventually develop into osteoporosis?

Not necessarily: "osteopenia" is not a disease. It's a level of bone mineral density (bmd) that was literally invented due to being near but not as low as the osteoporosis bmd selected by the who in the 1990s. The fact is that some people with the "osteopenia" level bmd have more risk of fracture than others who meet the "osteoporosis" definition. Please, ask your doctor for a clinical risk frax analysis! ...Read more

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

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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I had breast cancer and developed severe osteoporosis whilst on arimidex/ooph, now on strontium ranelate. Is evista (raloxifene) a safer med or are they similar?

I had breast cancer and developed severe osteoporosis whilst on arimidex/ooph, now on strontium ranelate.  Is evista (raloxifene) a safer med or are they similar?

Evista (raloxifene) is safe : Evista is a good medicine to prevent osteoporosis. Since you already have osteoporisis , for you the best medicine would be one of the bisphosphonates(there are several to choose from). Examaples include zoledronic acid(zoedronate), Fosamax and boniva (ibandronate). ...Read more

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What is your take on use of biphosphonates for osteoporosis. How do you manage a patient in an alternative way once osteoporosis has developed.?

What is your take on use of biphosphonates for osteoporosis. How do you manage a patient in an alternative way once osteoporosis has developed.?

Bisphosphonates OK.: First must exclude secondary causes of osteoporosis. If primary i usually treat with adequate ca and vit d intake. Bisphophonates for a few years. Consider other agents and further testing if progressive. ...Read more

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What is osteoporosis?

What is osteoporosis?

Osteoporosis ...: Osteoporosis is a disease which decreases the density and quality of bones which can cause them to fracture more easily. ...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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Can men get osteoporosis?

Can men get osteoporosis?

YES!: Yes, men can get osteoporosis. Men at increased risk are those who have been treated with certain medicines including steroids (prednisone) or medicines to treat prostate problems or cancer. Thin men or men with a family history are also at risk. Men can have the same testing as women to determine if they have osteoporosis, it is a simple xray test called a bone density or dexa scan. Get tested! ...Read more

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