What are bone markers for osteoporosis treatment?

Multiple. N-telopeptide in urine is an older one. It is measured on the second voided urine specimen of the day and so is a little complicated to get. C-telopeptide is a newer one that is measured in blood-can be collected anytime so is used more often. If treatment is good, these markers will be low (they are measures of bone turnover). Your 25 hydroxy vitamin d level should also be above 30.
For some meds. Agree with dr. Boomershine. Ntx and ctx are helpful to monitor when medications are used to slow bone turnover. Two classes of medications that can be monitored like this are bisphosphonates (alendronate, residronate, ibandronate, zoledronic acid) and the newest class, Denosumab (prolia). Forteo injections would actually have the opposite effect on test results so they are not useful with forteo.

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What is an average amount of regained bone per year whilst on osteoporosis treatment?

Depends. It depends on many factors / what the pt is taking and esp the general condition of the pt as well as of course genetics most osteoporosis rx is directed to lowering the bine loss rate as opposed to building it up the only one that has sig "build up " potential is Forteo also need to optimize vit d level and use calcium supplement the best would be calcium citrate at ~ 600 mg 2 x/ day.Also exerc. Read more...

Bone density test shows osteoporosis of the spine & hip, hip:-3.03, spine:-3.58 what is the recommended treatment?

Osteoporosis. Sir you have osteoporosis and it may be a bad case. You should discuss this with your doctor at once and obtain medical treatment. Exercise, calcium, and vitamin d are going to be insufficient. You will likely need a bisphosphonate like alendronate, pamidronate, or zoledronic acid. Read more...

Which is the safest osteoporosis treatment that builds bone and prevents fractures, without causing problems to the kidneys?

Hard to say . Exercise and vit d probably would have no sig effect negatively on kidneys fosamax and it's cousins don't affect kidneys much forteo and Prolia also not any sig problems re kidney that i know right off hand. Read more...
Only forteo builds. Forteo is the only drug that induces bone formation. The others prevent bone loss, although that allows the bones to become stronger over time, too. None of the meds damage the kidneys, but the bisphosphonates (like fosamax) can't be used in someone who has kidney dysfunction. Read more...
Healthy lifestyle. Take calcium and vitamin d supplementation as advised by a doctor who knows your condition. Exercise is all important and use of one of those small round in-the-home floor trampolines can be useful if gently and regularly undertaken. We have strong bones to hold up our body tower within the gravitational field. If you magnify the field, your bones will accommodate. Read more...

What are the best treatment options for both acid reflux and osteoporosis? I have read that many drugs for osteoporosis can cause heartburn and drugs that treat reflux can be harmful to your bones. I have been trying diet changes for the heartburn (somew

Several . Several non-oral medications are now available that bypass the gastrointestinal tract - so they usually do not contribute to reflux. These medications include zoledronic acid (reclast), ibandronate (boniva), Denosumab (prolia) and parathyroid hormone (forteo). I would recommend discussing these options with your primary doctor or make an appointment with a specialist such as a rheumatologist. Read more...
Other options. In patients with osteoporosis suffering from gastroesophageal reflux disease, there are OTHER medical treatments options available (intravenous /subcutaneous form.) I encourage you to discuss with your endocrinologist or your primary care physician. Read more...

In the bone densitometry is reported that I have osteopenia in the ap spine (l1-l4) and osteoporosis in the left femur (neck). Does I need treatment?

Depends... It depends on how significant the osteopenia is for your age group... Many caucasian females who have passed menopause are @ risk for osteopenia ( highest risk) and resultant osteopenia fractures of the hip, distal radius, lumbar spine, etc.See your pcp or ob-gyn for evaluation and possible treatment . Best of luck.! Read more...