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If i take thyroxine to keep my TSH less than 1 but still in the normal range do I risk to develop osteoporosis ?
Not if TSH is normal: If your TSH is.Get a more detailed answer ›
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
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
I had breast cancer and developed severe osteoporosis whilst on arimidex/ooph, now on strontium ranelate. Is evista a safer med or are they similar?
What is your take on use of biphosphonates for osteoporosis. How do you manage a patient in an alternative way once osteoporosis has developed.?
I know that smoking is a strong risk factor for osteoporosis. Does smoking also make me more likely to develop arthritis?
Yes it can: Smoking in a genetically susceptible person can cause rheumatoid arthritis. Smoking has also be associated with arthritis of the spine smoking can also cause a variety of health problems including heart disease, lung disease and cancer. Why do you smoke? ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Can osteoporosis affect the cheek bones, and jaw/teeth? My teeth keep crossing & I have developed very deep wrinkles.
Affects the bones..: .. But not the actual tooth structure. Your teeth may have shifted for a number of reasons, including periodontal disease, loss of teeth, grinding, or a tongue thrust habit. Call your dentist for a thorough examination with radiographs and have him/her let you know your options for restoring a more youthful smile and appearance. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Disease: Osteoporosis is a disease where the affected person has low bone mass and deterioration of the bones. This results in fragile bones and and increase in susceptibility to fractures and broken bones. Risk factors: gender (female) and age (post-menopausal). Excercise and calcium supplementation... In children (fortified milk) and young ladies are important, life-long preventive measures. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
To some degree: Once the diagnosis of osteoporosis is made, we first hope therapy will slow down and stabalize bone density. We then hope we will add bone density back. We may not be able to get someone out of the osteoporosis range but with proper treatment, weight bearing exercise, and supplements bone denisty should rise. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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