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Is vagifem helpful or otherwise a negative factor for a 67 yr. Old woman with osteoporosis?

Is vagifem helpful or otherwise a negative factor for a 67 yr. Old woman with osteoporosis?

Neither: The amount of estrogen that is absorbed into your circulation (and therefore helpful to your bones) is quite minimal with vagifem. That is both it's benefit (the estrogen stays local) and the limit (it doesn't get into the circulation). So - vagifem will neither help nor hurt your osteoporosis. Good luck! ...Read more

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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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57 year old Asian woman with osteoporosis. Any studies that show that diet & exercise alone can maintain health, i.e., drugs aren't necessary?

57 year old Asian woman with osteoporosis. Any studies that show that diet & exercise alone can maintain health, i.e., drugs aren't necessary?

A nutritionally-: oriented doc or a natural medicine doc can help. You need to be monitored but there are natural options such as a combo product of minerals and co-factors or strontium. Please do this under professional guidance. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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Does a woman with osteoporosis also have a more breakable skull?

Does a woman with osteoporosis also have a more breakable skull?

Not necessarily: Although osteo affects all bones, the spine and extremities are at higher risk for fracture. ...Read more

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I am a 48 year old woman with osteoporosis. Not on any meds. Need a lower right simple wisdom tooth extraction. Should i be concerned in any way ?

I am a 48 year old woman with osteoporosis. Not on any meds. Need a lower right simple wisdom tooth extraction. Should i be concerned in any way ?

Depends: Most times no unless the tooth is deeply impacted and a large amount of bone needs to be removed. Also a dentist who is gentle will help reduce the possibility of complications. ...Read more

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What is the best way for a woman to prevent osteoporosis?

What is the best way for a woman to prevent osteoporosis?

Supplements: At your age you should take calcium 1200 mg per day and vitamin d3 1000 units per day and do impaction type exercises like running. ...Read more

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Is taking 100mg of magnesium 3x a day dangerous for a 60yr old woman? She has osteoporosis in knees too..

Is taking 100mg of magnesium 3x a day dangerous for a 60yr old woman? She has osteoporosis in knees too..

Usually not!: Unless kidney disease was present, the magnesium (300 mg) is less than the daily requirement. Magnesium has major health benefits! most americans ( 60+ %), do not get enough in their diet! ...Read more

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Can woman in their thirties have osteoporosis; before menopause?

Yes: Estrogen deprivation (you've had your ovaries removed or they don't work) or exposure to certain medicines (eg, anti-psychotics, seizure medicines, steroids) can cause osteoporosis in women in their 30's. However, if you haven't been estrogen deprived or exposed to toxic medicines it's unlikely. Most women lose maximal bone mass within 3 years of after menopause. An xray test can determine risk. ...Read more

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Should 58 year old woman with family history of osteoporosis take 2 citrical plus d/ day given findings about calcium and heart attack ?

Should 58 year old woman with family history of osteoporosis take 2 citrical plus d/ day given findings about calcium and heart attack ?

How is her diet?: U r absolutely right about the new controversy regarding calcium supplements and cardiac risk, but it does not say anything about calcium in diet/foods. So, consuming calcium rich foods will reduce need to take supplement. Also, vitamin use can improve absorption of calcium. But, she should check with her doc for a possible scan to how her done is at this time, then treatment. Good luck. ...Read more

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