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Woman With Osteoporosis
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
Increases new risks: Women with hip fractures and osteoporosis are at higher risk for another fragility fracture in the future. Work on balance, strengthen your leg muscles with weight bearing exercise, take your calcium and vitamin d, ask your doctor about bone stimulating medications. ...Read more
Common problem: Fibrocystic disease/changes is very common after menopause. Breasts feel lumpy and painful which is caused by cyst formation (fluid filled areas) due to hormonal changes. Some women may have these changes without being on their menstrual cycle. Caffeine may cause the cysts to be overactive resulting in pain. This is not related to cancer. ...Read more
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Controversial: Researchers in a large study found that "... Increasing calcium intake from diet might not confer significant cardiovascular benefits, while calcium supplements, which might raise [heart attack] risk, should be taken with caution." the increased risk may be due to high levels of calcium from 1-2 doses of supplement as opposed to the small amounts absorbed from diet. Ask your cardiologist on this. ...Read more
Yes: It happens a number of times every year, and can be done safely. However, the potential mother should discuss this closely with her transplant team. There are certain risks to the mother-recipient as well as the child (small for gestational age). This is characterized as a high risk pregnancy. The decision to go forward should be weighed against the actual kidney function of the mother. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Depend: it really depend on how bad the prolapse is and what degree. my advice ,go and see GYN physician,they can evaluate you, well,and give you the proper advice you will have the peace of mind,and the proper instruction about what to do to get pregnant. good luck ...Read more
Is there any case of a pregnant women who suffers by pneumonia with hypoprotinemea and survive with healthy child?
Is the paleo diet risky for a 50 year old woman with a significant family history of osteoporosis?
Potentially but..: This depends on what type of paleo diet you do. Some versions are really high in meats/animal foods and such foods appear to increase risk of osteoporosis. A diet rich in fruits ; vegetables protects against osteoporosis. Before starting the paleo diet see http://bit.Ly/18dbggr ; http://bit.Ly/1cpscua for a great article on osteoporosis ; diet see http://huff.To/j97q64 ;. ...Read more
Normal range for hemoglobine and hematocrit is the same for 30yo woman with regular periods and 30yo woman in surgery menopause (in therapy with HRT)?
Yes: The expected ranges of hemoglobin and hematocrit will be about the same for a woman on hormone replacement therapy (HRT) as for one with natural periods, assuming the latter has adequate iron intake and is not iron deficient. Men have slightly higher expected values due to effects of testosterone. ...Read more
Dental implants women in 40s during perimenopause/menopause, is there special considerations, risks with hormonal fluctuations? Not postmeno.
Consult needed: If you are considering dental implants, then you should have a consultation with the surgeon who will actually be placing the implants. He\she will go over your complete medical and dental history, examine the area in question, both clinically and radiographically and discuss everything that you need to know. What you describe is not necessarily problematic. ...Read moreSee 6 more doctor answers
Not typically: Estrogen therapy is no longer the treatment of choice for post menopausal osteoporosis, due to an increased risk for cardiovascular events. Estrogen-like medications called serms can be used. The major class of medication for osteoporosis are bisphosphonates such as fosamax, actonel, boniva (ibandronate). However, short term estrogen treatment can be consider for severe postmenopausal symptoms. ...Read more