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Will I suffer bone loss during breastfeeding?

Will I suffer bone loss during breastfeeding?

Bone loss: Not if you are on a healthy diet, exercising, and still taking your prenatal vitamins or similar. ...Read more

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Bone (Definition)

Bone is a living growing tissue made mostly of collagen (protein that provides soft framework) & the mineral calcium phosphate that adds strength & hardens the framework. Two types of bone are found in the body; cortical (dense compact outer layer) & trabecular (makes up inner layer, ...Read more


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Will I suffer bone loss if I breastfeed long?

Will I suffer bone loss if I breastfeed long?

Not if are healthy: If you are healthy you could compensate with no problem. ...Read more

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Do changes occur in a mother's bones while pregnant or breastfeeding?

Do changes occur in a mother's bones while pregnant or breastfeeding?

Yes: Both pregnancy and breastfeeding can cause bone loss in mother. You should get adequate calcium through your diet and if needed supplementation. You should do daily weight bearing exercises as well. ...Read more

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Unsure if problem is tendon, muscle or bone related. My radius is very painful to touch for past wk. Hurts mostly when breastfeeding or upon waking.?

Unsure if problem is tendon, muscle or bone related. My radius is very painful to touch for past wk. Hurts mostly when breastfeeding or upon waking.?

Tendintis vs. CTS: Both diagnoses, dequervain's tendinitis and carpal tunnel syndrome can be seen in "new" moms. Dequervain's is more common with pain at the wrist below the thumb. It can be painful with breastfeeding due to sustained posture. Carpal tunnel would be associated with pain, numbness noted when awakening. It also can be caused by extreme wrist posture while breast feeding. Both can respond to splints. ...Read more

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I am breastfeeding.I feel cooling in breast especially in breast bones after feeding and it last for 2 hours almost. But not after every feed. Why it?

I am breastfeeding.I feel cooling in breast especially in breast bones after feeding and it last for 2 hours almost. But not after every feed. Why it?

Normal: This is not a sign of anything bad. It probably has to do with blood flow increase to the skin during feeding, and then with cessation of feeding, perhaps the decrease in blood flow is felt as a cooling sensation - just a guess. ...Read more

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Chronic spine pain/back pain, headaches. Dr order bone scan. Should I do this testit concerns me. Or wait 8 months for mri? I am breastfeeding a2 yr

Chronic spine pain/back pain, headaches. Dr order bone scan. Should I do this testit concerns me. Or wait 8 months for mri? I am breastfeeding a2 yr

Let me explain: Bone scan is a test use radio active material injection into the vain, which in turn circulate in the blood and go to the bone, i would not advice if you want to continue breast feeding. ...Read more

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Im 26 yrs 1st time mom (20 months baby)who still breastfeeding.But yesterday morning i found a small lump above my breast below the collar bone& hurt.

Im 26 yrs 1st time mom  (20 months baby)who still breastfeeding.But yesterday morning i found a small lump above my breast below the collar bone& hurt.

WOW: My wife stopped at 13 months and i thought wow. As with my wife and son your baby is not getting anything at this point from the breast feeding except comfort assuming a regular solid food diet so it is time to stop. That said assuming there is no history in your family of malignancy i would see my obgyn to have it checked and proceed from there. ...Read more

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At what stage during periodontitis does bone loss occur?

At what stage during periodontitis does bone loss occur?

Always : By definition periodontitis is bacterial infections that destroy the fibers and supporting bone that hold the teeth in the mouth. Periodontitis is usually the result of poor oral hygiene. Brush at least twice a day, floss daily and get regular dental checkups to improve your oral and general health. Good luck. ...Read more

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Is it true that only women suffer from bone loss and brittle bones?

Is it true that only women suffer from bone loss and brittle bones?

More prone only....: Males get osteoporosis, just like women. However, peak bone density is determined by calcium, vitamin d intake and physical activity by 25 years of age. Men have greater density, usually because of size, testosterone, and more physical activity. Afterwards, all things being equal, there is a slow drop in bone density, which for a woman accelerates after menopause, unless hormone are taken. ...Read more

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Do we have to do anything extra to stop aggressive periodontitis? During my son's last visit to the dentist, we were told he has aggressive periodontitis, including some bone loss. We go to the dentist regulary, and are wondering if there is anything in p

Do we have to do anything extra to stop aggressive periodontitis? During my son's last visit to the dentist, we were told he has aggressive periodontitis, including some bone loss. We go to the dentist regulary, and are wondering if there is anything in p

YES!: We recommend you see a specialist (periodontist) for treatment of agresssive periodontitis. The damage can be extensive. If you can, contact a board certified periodontist who uses the lanap protocol. Your son should have antibiotics. Once the disease is treated, regular dental cleanings and home care should keep it from returning. Good luck! ...Read more

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What can cause vertical and horizontal bone loss?

What can cause vertical and horizontal bone loss?

Many reasons: I assume you meant the jaw bone around the teeth. There can be many reasons, gum disease, periodontal diseases, trauma, pathology like a cyst/tumor, infection of the teeth, poor or defective fillings/crowns and poor oral hygiene. ...Read more

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Are there things I can do myself to treat bone loss?

Yes: Make sure that your daily calcium and vitamin d ingestion meets the recommended requirements. Additionally, weight bearing or anti-gravitational exercise such as walking is a good way to prevent further bone loss and stimulate new bone formation. ...Read more

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Does menopause cause bone loss or is it a coincidence?

Yes: At menopause your body stops producing estrogen. The decrease in estrogen is a factor in the development of osteoporosis. Bone loss can be controlled with medication, vit d, calcium, and exercise. You should discuss your risk factors with your pcp and he/she should be able to start appropriate treatment to try to minimize bone loss. ...Read more

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How do you know if you've had bone loss due to osteopenia?

How do you know if you've had bone loss due to osteopenia?

A bone density/BTM: A dxa bone density is the best way to identify if you have osteopenia. You will be evaluated with a frax if you do your dxa at the right place. You should get a complete copy of your report including the graphics. This is needed to estimate your fracture risk. The world health organization (who) has developed a fracture risk profile the frax. Bad news medicare has decreased payment too low. ...Read more

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What can be done for periodontic disease and bone loss?

What can be done for periodontic disease and bone loss?

Treat and manage: Much can be done to arrest periodontal disease and then manage it. Excellent non-surgical treatments are available today to arrest and sometimes reverse the soft and hard tissue damage with the use of soft tissue lasers. Once the active disease is arrested, management is critical to keep the disease from reactivating, typically periodontal maintenance cleanings every 3-6 months. ...Read more

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Dr. Tim Conrad
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Breastfeeding (Definition)

Breastfeeding is providing nutrition to an infant using breat milk either directly by infant latching and sucking on the nipple or by feeding via bottle with expressed breast milk (when baby has difficulty suckling). Breast milk is the best milk for any baby but ...Read more


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Bone Loss (Definition)

non specific, descriptive term encompassing various disorders of abnormal bone turnover, production, or mineralization which result ...Read more