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What are the symptoms of osteoporosis?

What are the symptoms of osteoporosis?

None: Most patients have no symptoms associated with bone loss until a fracture occurs. It is important to obtain a dexa or bone density scan to measure bone density and see if osteoporosis or bone loss is occurring. ...Read more

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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Suffering with osteoporosis; at what point will I get real symptoms?

Suffering with osteoporosis; at what point will I get real symptoms?

When a bone breaks: Unfortunately, osteoporosis does not have symptoms until you have an "insufficiency fracture." this can be a broken hip or wrist from a simple fall, or can be a compression fracture of the spine. Any of these would be associated with significant pain and disability - certainly serious symptoms. You should discuss medical treatment of osteoporosis with your doctor to prevent these fractures. ...Read more

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What can I do to alleviate symptoms of osteoporosis?

What can I do to alleviate symptoms of osteoporosis?

Get treatment: Osteoporosis is silent. It does not cause symptoms. It shows up on studies down for other reasons, or with fracture (broken bone) of the weakened bone. If someone relatively young like you has it, a thorough assessment by a mineral metabolism specialist (internal medicine subspecialist, often an endocrinologist) is recommended, as several things can cause bone loss besides osteoporosis. ...Read more

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What are symptoms of osteoporosis in a 20 yr old?

What are symptoms of osteoporosis in a 20 yr old?

None usually: Osteoporosis typically does not have symptoms until a fracture occurs and the result will be pain. Other physical changes that occur include loss of height and a stooped posture. More importantly, 20 year old should not have osteoporosis unless caused by meds such as steroids or other medical conditions such as bone disorders, crohns, kidney disease. See a physician who specializes in osteoporosis. ...Read more

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How do I know if I have osteoporosis? I'm young are there any symptoms i sparr a lot i hurt my right floating ribs now its my left side

How do I know if I have osteoporosis? I'm young are there any symptoms i sparr a lot i hurt my right floating ribs now its my left side

Very unlikely: A male of your age should have no worries about osteopenia. Only if you have certain hormonal diseases or on corticosteroids for some reason should u be concerned. Rib fxs.Come w / the territory of boxing... A bone densitometry can be done to ' measure' bone density ( of the hips/ lumbar spine)... ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of pregnancy-associated osteoporosis?

Fracture: Osteoporosis in anyone is silent until there is a fracture. Even many spine fractures are silent insofar as the person didn't know they had osteoporosis until an x ray showed collapse of a vertebra or even multiple vertebrae. The classic " doweger hump" can be the only clue to the the diagnosis. In pregnancy this would not likely occur. ...Read more

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Why do pre-pubertal girls not have symptoms of hot flashes and osteoporosis?

Why do pre-pubertal girls not have symptoms of hot flashes and osteoporosis?

No exposure : Prepubertal girls don't suffer from low estrogen symptoms because they are not withdrawing from a body exposed to significant estrogen. Bone mineralization is an accrual process continuing into the early 20's. Osteoporosis is caused by the demineralization of bone. ...Read more

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My lower back cracks when I bend over. Is this a normal part of aging, or a sign of osteoporosis?

My lower back cracks when I bend over. Is this a normal part of aging, or a sign of osteoporosis?

Normal : This is very normal, just like when people crack their knuckles. You're simply moving your joints around and that is what's creating the popping sounds. No worries. ...Read more

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My wife needs to go in for a Reclast (zoledronic acid) Infusion for Osteoporosis! What are the symptoms and what is the percentages of people that have symptoms?

My wife needs to go in for a Reclast (zoledronic acid) Infusion for Osteoporosis!  What are the symptoms and what is the percentages of people that have symptoms?

Reclast (zoledronic acid): There are many patients in whom the bone density study reports low bone density but this does not always cause any symptoms. Reclast (zoledronic acid) will stop further bone loss and may increase bone density. Tell your wife that she need not worry about this treatment if she does not have any indication of bone fractures. If she had those issues her doctor should/would have told her. ...Read more

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