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Too young to have osteoporosis? Obviously making sure you are building strong bones is important at any age, but at what age does one really start to watch for signs of osteoporosis? And although I am young now, what can I do to prevent it? Is it possible

Too young to have osteoporosis? Obviously making sure you are building strong bones is important at any age, but at what age does one really start to watch for signs of osteoporosis? And although I am young now, what can I do to prevent it? Is it possible

Peak : Peak bone density occurs for most women in their 20's - 30's and can begin to decline after that. The best way to maintain bone density even at a young age is to continue weight bearing exercise...Walking, jogging, etc. And get enough calcium and vitamin d in your diet. At least 1200 mg of calcium and 1000 iu of vitamin are recommended to maintain healthy bones. There may be some genetic factors at work in the development of osteoporosis as well, but dietary calcium and exercise are the best defense. ...Read more

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Dr. PHILIP WALLER
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Osteoporosis (Definition)

A condition in which bones ...Read more


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My mother is 75 years young with diabetes, osteoporosis, high blood pressure and more recently diagnosed with CKD stage 3. How can I help her? Thanks

My mother is 75 years young with diabetes, osteoporosis, high blood pressure and more recently diagnosed with CKD stage 3.  How can I help her? Thanks

Regular check-up: You can help making sure that she is taking medicines as directed and also following low-sodium and low-carb diet. Keeping blood pressure and blood sugar controlled is the best way to slow down ckd progression. Also, remind her to get regular follow-ups with her doctor. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for osteoporosis for young women?

What is the treatment for osteoporosis for young women?

Osteoporosis: Osteoporosis is not common in young women unless there is a specific condition that causes it. Surely if your doctor has ordered a bone density test she/he has put you on the proper medication. If you have not had a test, how do you know you have osteoporosis? Can you provide me with other details please. ...Read more

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Is osteoporosis in young men caused by severe vit d deficiency is reversible?

Is osteoporosis in young men caused by severe vit d deficiency is reversible?

Vit d deficiency: due to dietary absence or standard rickets gets better when the diet improves. Long term changes to the bones change in a growing child but after bone growth stops or as skeletal maturity approaches the bone lose their ability to remodel or change shape back to normal. Other casues such as endocrine or renal are more complex ...Read more

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How can I prevent osteoporosis at a young age?

How can I prevent osteoporosis at a young age?

Prevent osteoporosis: Although genetics do play a big role in the development of osteoporosis, there are things you can do to minimize the risk of getting it later in life: maintain healthy diet (adequate calcium and vitamin d intake), regular weight bearing exercise before and after menopause, don't smoke, drink alcohol only in moderation, maintain healthy weight (do not overdiet to the point of anorexia...). ...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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Osteoporosis caused by severe vit d def in young adults wts recovery time and time increase bone density?

Osteoporosis caused by severe vit d def in young adults wts recovery time and time increase bone density?

Various patients =: -different periods of time. U must find out why U R V-Deficient. Then supliment, also avoid alcohol, smoking, caffeine. Also bran cereal inhibits calcium absorption. Avoid biking & perform weight bearing exercise. Also weight lifting will prevent myopenia, (muscle mass & strength loss) & is also stressing the non- weight bearing bones & build up bone strength as well. It happens over time & is slo ...Read more

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Do Underweight Men and Women have Low Bone Mass ? And could you get osteoporosis in a Younger Age? im 20 years old

Tricky question: Hi. Yes, young people can certainly have bad bone health due to genetic or nutritional defects. However, you don't reach peak bone mass in life until about age 30, so environmental factors (nutrition, vitamins, etc...everything but genetic factors) could still be addressed and corrected with gain of bone mass & strength. You need adequate protein nutrition, calcium, and vitamin D, etc. for bone. ...Read more

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Would sideways whiplash in accident cause anteror wedging in t5-t7. Found on X-ray 10 years after car accident. I don't have osteoporosis and am young?

Would sideways whiplash in accident cause anteror wedging in t5-t7. Found on X-ray 10 years after car accident. I don't have osteoporosis and am young?

Unlikely: Unlikely caused by accident , unlikely cause of pain, likely an incidental asymptomatic finding feel free to treat as such an incidental finding ...Read more

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What causes severe bone loss in young adults? Was diagnosed with osteoporosis after several compression fractures

What causes severe bone loss in young adults? Was diagnosed with osteoporosis after several compression fractures

Many things: Hi. There are many things (and I mean MANY), genetic and acquired, that can cause osteoporosis and fracture in young people. You need a good endocrinologist. I know Lynn Kohlmeier, an endo in Spokane who's very good with metabolic bone disease. I suggest you see her, and bring all labs and data you have on your case. If a diagnosis is established, there may be things that can help bone health. ...Read more

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My elbows get stuck an hurt sometimes I have to pop them arthritis? I'm too young !! My mother has rhumetoid an osteoporosis is it heriditary

My elbows get stuck an hurt sometimes I have to pop them arthritis? I'm too young !! My mother has rhumetoid an osteoporosis is it heriditary

Have it checked out.: Unfortunately some forms of inflammatory arthritis can occur even in teenagers. With your family history it is a distinct possibility and the sooner addressed the better. ...Read more

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What is osteoporosis?

What is osteoporosis?

Osteoporosis ...: Osteoporosis is a disease which decreases the density and quality of bones which can cause them to fracture more easily. ...Read more

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What causes osteoporosis?

What causes osteoporosis?

Genetic factors: At age 31 genetic factors and estrogen deficiency would be the most likely causes. Less commonly cortisone or other steroids, anorexia, immobilization, and a variety of drugs such as blockers of stomach acid secretion and antidepressive agents may cause bone loss. Long term vitamin d deficiency may also be a factor. ...Read more

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Can men get osteoporosis?

Can men get osteoporosis?

YES!: Yes, men can get osteoporosis. Men at increased risk are those who have been treated with certain medicines including steroids (prednisone) or medicines to treat prostate problems or cancer. Thin men or men with a family history are also at risk. Men can have the same testing as women to determine if they have osteoporosis, it is a simple xray test called a bone density or dexa scan. Get tested! ...Read more

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Can anyone get osteoporosis?

Yes anyone can, but-: Everyone will start losing bone density usually after their 20's. However, not everyone will get osteoporosis (bone loss to the point of being at higher risk for hip or back factures.) how quickly you lose it will depend on gender, family history, race, medications taken (especially corticosteroids), weight bearing exercises performed in the past and performing now, etc. ...Read more

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Can osteoporosis be treated?

Can osteoporosis be treated?

Osteoporosis treat: Osteoporosis can be treated. At your age it would be unusual to go right to a prescription unless it was severe, you already had fractures, or other medical conditions you might have. For most people your age, a good diet and exercise will go a long way towards good bone health. ...Read more

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How do I treat osteoporosis?

How do I treat osteoporosis?

Medications: Before treating osteoporosis a variety of tests should be done and a history should be taken to determine, if possible, the cause of the problem. A variety of medications can be used to prevent bone loss including estrogen, bisphosphonates and denosumab. For severe osteoporosis teriparatide, a drug which builds bone can be used. ...Read more

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